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Adjective: suspended  su'spen-did
  1. (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"; "droplets suspended in a gas"
Verb: suspend  su'spend
  1. Hang freely
    "The secret police suspended their victims from the ceiling and beat them"
  2. Stop a process, activity or a habit
    "Suspend the aid to the war-torn country";
    - freeze
  3. (chemistry) cause to be held in suspension in a fluid
    "suspend the particles"
  4. Bar temporarily; from school, office, etc.
    - debar
  5. Make inoperative or stop
    "suspend payments on the loan";
    - set aside
  6. Render temporarily ineffective
    "the prison sentence was suspended"

See also: supported

Type of: alter, break, change, defer, expel, hang, hang up, hold over, interrupt, kick out [informal], modify, postpone, prorogue, put off, put over, remit, set back, shelve, table [N. Amer], throw out

Encyclopedia: Suspended