re·​sus·​pend (ˌ)rē-sə-ˈspend How to pronounce resuspend (audio)
resuspended; resuspending

transitive verb

: to suspend (something) again
Dredging would resuspend toxic materials, making them available to fish and wildlife in the bay.Richard Wolkomir
A nine-year study of 367,000 children in Detroit found seasonal fluctuation in blood-lead levels resulted from resuspended dust contaminated with lead.Helen Gregory
resuspension noun
plural resuspensions
resuspension of dust particles

Word History

First Known Use

1788, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of resuspend was in 1788

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Cite this Entry

“Resuspend.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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