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
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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.
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The concept of suspended animation for interstellar human spaceflight has often been proposed as a potential far-term solution.
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