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suspensive

[ suh-spen-siv ]
/ səˈspɛn sɪv /
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adjective

pertaining to or characterized by suspension.
undecided in mind.
pertaining to or characterized by suspense.
(of words, phrases, etc.) characterized by or expressing suspense; keeping the reader or listener in suspense.
having the effect of suspending the operation of something.

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Origin of suspensive

1540–50; <Medieval Latin suspēnsīvus, equivalent to suspēns(us) (see suspense) + -īvus-ive

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British Dictionary definitions for suspensive

suspensive
/ (səˈspɛnsɪv) /

adjective

having the power of deferment; effecting suspension
causing, characterized by, or relating to suspense
inclined to defer judgment; undecided

Derived forms of suspensive

suspensively, adverbsuspensiveness, noun
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