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suspended animation

noun

Simple Definition of suspended animation

  • : a state in which the processes of the body (such as blood circulation) stop or become very slow for a period of time while a person or animal is unconscious

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of suspended animation

  1. 1 :  temporary suspension of the vital functions (as in persons nearly drowned)

  2. 2 :  a condition (as inactivity) likened to suspended animation

Examples of suspended animation in a sentence

  1. animals that sleep through the winter in a state of suspended animation

  2. <the husband's feeling that their love life was in suspended animation while his wife lavished all her attention on the new baby>



1787

First Known Use of suspended animation

1787


Medical Dictionary

suspended animation

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noun sus·pend·ed animation \sə-ˈspend-əd-\

Medical Definition of suspended animation

  1. :  temporary suspension of the vital functions (as in persons nearly drowned)




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