suspend

[ suh-spend ]
/ səˈspɛnd /

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

Origin of suspend

1250–1300; Middle English suspenden < Latin suspendere to hang up, equivalent to sus- sus- + pendere (transitive) to hang (see pend, suspense)
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suspend

/ (səˈspɛnd) /

verb

Derived Formssuspendible or suspensible, adjectivesuspendibility, noun

Word Origin for suspend

C13: from Latin suspendere from sub- + pendere to hang
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Word Origin and History for suspended

suspend


v.

late 13c., "to bar or exclude temporarily from some function or privilege, to cause to cease for a time," from Old French suspendre, from Latin suspendere "to hang, stop," from sub "up from under" (see sub-) + pendere "cause to hang, weigh" (see pendant). The literal sense of "to cause to hang by a support from above" is recorded from mid-15c. Suspenders is attested from 1810, American English. Suspended animation first recorded 1795.

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