Examples of suspended animation in a Sentence
animals that sleep through the winter in a state of suspended animation
the husband's feeling that their love life was in suspended animation while his wife lavished all her attention on the new baby
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Some of the specimens in Dr Rothman’s laboratory have been in suspended animation at -70°C for 33 years.
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suspended animation Synonyms
Synonymscold storage, deep freeze, doldrums, dormancy, holding pattern, latency, moratorium, quiescence, abeyance, suspense, suspension
Related Wordsinaction, inertia, inertness, motionlessness; impasse, standstill; coma, hibernation, hypnosis, repose, rest, sleep, slumber, torpor; recess, recession, remission; downtime, idleness, layoff
Near Antonymsrecommencement, renewal, resumption, resuscitation
SUSPENDED ANIMATION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of suspended animation for English Language Learners
: 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
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