Definition of Suspended animation

1. Noun. A temporary cessation of vital functions with loss of consciousness resembling death; usually resulting from asphyxia.




Definition of Suspended animation

1. Noun. A temporary cessation of breathing and consciousness resembling death; often the result of asphyxia. ¹

2. Noun. (science fiction) The deliberate slowing of the body's functions, sometimes by the use of cryonics, on long interstellar journeys. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Suspended Animation

suspecter
suspecters
suspectful
suspecting
suspection
suspective
suspectless
suspector
suspectors
suspects
suspence
suspences
suspend
suspend one's disbelief
suspended
suspended animation (current term)
suspended cymbal
suspended cymbals
suspendee
suspendees
suspender
suspender belt
suspendered
suspenders
suspending
suspends
suspens
suspensation
suspensations
suspense

Literary usage of Suspended animation

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1. Annual Report by New York State Library (1915)
"In a very full index " suspended animation " might be indexed under ... Biology, see also suspended animation. Dormant vitality, see suspended animation. ..."

2. Isis Unveiled: A Master-key to the Mysteries of Ancient and Modern Science by Helena Petrovna Blavatsky (1892)
"whe sage " sh In other words, he very clearly indicates a case of suspended animation ; and then adds immediately, " as the rain fell very fast on the young ..."

3. The Monthly Review by Ralph Griffiths (1802)
"... en the Art of recovering suspended Animation : Together with a Review of the ' most proper and effectual Means to be adopted in Cases of imminent Danger ..."

4. The Law of Psychic Phenomena: A Working Hypothesis for the Systematic Study by Thomson Jay Hudson (1893)
"suspended animation AND PREMATURE BURIAL. Facts of Startling Import, ... I refer to the subject of suspended animation, and consequent premature burial. ..."

5. The Law of Psychic Phenomena: A Working Hypothesis for the Systematic Study by Thomson Jay Hudson (1896)
"suspended animation AND PREMATURE BURIAL. Facts of Startling Import. ... I refer to the subject of suspended animation, and consequent premature burial. ..."

6. The Law of psychic phenomena: A Working Hypothesis for the Systematic Study by Thomson Jay Hudson (1902)
"suspended animation AND PREMATURE BURIAL. Facts of Startling Import. ... I refer to the subject of suspended animation, and consequent premature burial. ..."

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