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suspensory

adjective sus·pen·so·ry \ sə-ˈspen(t)-sə-rē , -ˈspen(t)s-rē \

Definition of suspensory

1 : held in suspension; also : fitted or serving to suspend
2 : temporarily leaving undetermined : suspensive 1

First Known Use of suspensory

15th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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suspensory

noun

Definition of suspensory

plural suspensories
: something that suspends or holds up; especially : a fabric supporter for the scrotum

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First Known Use of suspensory

15th century

in the meaning defined above

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Medical Dictionary

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suspensory

adjective sus·pen·so·ry \ sə-ˈspen(t)s-(ə-)rē \

medical Definition of suspensory

: serving to suspend : providing support
  • the suspensory nature of the periodontal membrane
  • —John Osborne et al

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suspensory

noun

medical Definition of suspensory

plural suspensories
: something that suspends or holds up; especially : a fabric supporter for the scrotum

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