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suspended animation

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

Definition of SUSPENDED ANIMATION

:  temporary suspension of the vital functions (as in persons nearly drowned)
April 01, 2015
diapause Hear it
a period of physiological dormancy
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