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suspended (adj.)

1530s, "temporarily deprived of privilege," past-participle adjective from suspend. The general meaning "interrupted, temporarily stopped" is by 1782, in suspended animation "state of temporary insensibility." The meaning "hung from something" is by 1796. In law, suspended sentence, for one imposed but (on condition) not carried out, is so called by 1833.

updated on September 07, 2022

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Definitions of suspended from WordNet

suspended (adj.)
(of undissolved particles in a fluid) supported or kept from sinking or falling by buoyancy and without apparent attachment;
suspended matter such as silt or mud...
dust particles suspended in the air
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