suspended animation

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Origin of suspended animation

First recorded in 1810–20 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for suspended animation

suspension, cryonics, freeze-drying

British Dictionary definitions for suspended animation

suspended animation

  1. a temporary cessation of the vital functions, as by freezing an organism
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suspended animation in Medicine

suspended animation

  1. A temporary interruption of the vital functions resembling death.
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