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sus·pend·ed animation

(sə-spĕn′dĭd)
n.
A temporary state of interrupted breathing and loss of consciousness resembling death, caused especially by asphyxia.
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suspended animation

n
(Pathology) a temporary cessation of the vital functions, as by freezing an organism
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suspend′ed anima′tion


n.
a state of temporary cessation of the vital functions.
[1810–20]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.suspended animation - a temporary cessation of vital functions with loss of consciousness resembling death; usually resulting from asphyxia
physical condition, physiological condition, physiological state - the condition or state of the body or bodily functions
anabiosis - suspended animation in organisms during periods of extreme drought from which they revive when moisture returns
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Translations

suspended animation

[səˌspɛndɪdænɪˈmeɪʃən] ninterruzione f delle funzioni vitali
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