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suspended animation

noun
1.
a state of temporary cessation of the vital functions.
Origin
1810-1820
1810-20
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British Dictionary definitions for suspended-animation

suspended animation

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

suspended animation sus·pend·ed animation (sə-spěn'dĭd)
n.
A temporary interruption of the vital functions resembling death.

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