[ suh-spen-shuhn ]
/ səˈspɛn ʃən /



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Origin of suspension

1520–30; < Latin suspēnsiōn- (stem of suspēnsiō), equivalent to suspēns(us) (see suspense) + -iōn- -ion


non·sus·pen·sion, nounpre·sus·pen·sion, nounre·sus·pen·sion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for suspension

/ (səˈspɛnʃən) /


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Medical definitions for suspension

[ sə-spĕnshən ]


A noncolloidal dispersion of solid particles in a liquid, often used for pharmaceutical preparations.
The fixation of an organ to other tissue for support, as the uterus.
The hanging of a part from a support, such as a plaster-encased limb.
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Scientific definitions for suspension

[ sə-spĕnshən ]

A mixture in which small particles of a substance are dispersed throughout a gas or liquid. If a suspension is left undisturbed, the particles are likely to settle to the bottom. The particles in a suspension are larger than those in either a colloid or a solution. Muddy water is an example of a suspension. Compare colloid solution.
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