suspended animation


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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.

suspended animation

n
(Pathology) a temporary cessation of the vital functions, as by freezing an organism

suspend′ed anima′tion


n.
a state of temporary cessation of the vital functions.
[1810–20]
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
Translations

suspended animation

[səˌspɛndɪdænɪˈmeɪʃən] ninterruzione f delle funzioni vitali
References in classic literature ?
Pickwick was so extreme, that they might have remained in exactly the same relative situations until the suspended animation of the lady was restored, had it not been for a most beautiful and touching expression of filial affection on the part of her youthful son.
A few drops of the rum restored suspended animation, while the friction of his limbs restored their elasticity.
The nearest he ever got to meditation was a sort of trance-like state, a kind of suspended animation in which his mind drifted sluggishly like a log in a backwater.
It can merely be a suspended animation; for, were the power actually to perish, there would be little use of immortality.
I call it suspended animation from pressure on the brain!"
In the calm of the hard frost outside, the clear- cut strokes of the town clock counting off midnight penetrated the quietness of his suspended animation.
The health worker, identified only as KQ, revealed other staff members stood "in suspended animation" while he was lying hurt.
The State Assembly, initially kept in suspended animation was dissolved by the Governor in November 2018.
The passengers are from an advanced civilization that is fleeing the planet Rau because its sun is dying, and they are kept in suspended animation inside of what looks like coffins to Harpie.
Panaji: Amid speculation that Goa's Assembly may be kept in suspended animation due to political turmoil, Congress leader Chandrakant Kavlekar on Monday reached Raj Bhavan to stake claim to form the government.
By remembering, we catch and hold time in abeyance, as if it were something moving very slowly in an emulsion, in some sort of suspended animation. Remembrance is a time warp that allows the passage of time to be suspended, that permits the river of time to be frozen in midstream or dammed.
In a letter submitted to Governor Mridula Sinha, Congress leader Chandrakant Kavlekar demanded that in view of the political instability arising out of Parrikar's absence from office, the state assembly should not be dissolved or held in suspended animation and instead the Congress, the single largest party, should be invited to take power.