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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Suspend  \Sus*pend"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Suspended};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Suspending}.]  [F.  suspendre,  or  OF  souspendre  (where 
  the  prefix  is  L.  subtus  below,  from  sub  under),  L. 
  suspendere,  suspensum  pref.  sus-  (see  {Sub-})  +  pendere  to 
  hang.  See  {Pedant},  and  cf  {Suspense},  n.] 
  1.  To  attach  to  something  above;  to  hang;  as  to  suspend  a 
  ball  by  a  thread;  to  suspend  a  needle  by  a  loadstone. 
  2.  To  make  to  depend;  as  God  hath  suspended  the  promise  of 
  eternal  life  on  the  condition  of  obedience  and  holiness  of 
  life.  [Archaic]  --Tillotson. 
  3.  To  cause  to  cease  for  a  time;  to  hinder  from  proceeding; 
  to  interrupt;  to  delay;  to  stay. 
  Suspend  your  indignation  against  my  brother.  --Shak. 
  The  guard  nor  fights  nor  fies;  their  fate  so  near  At 
  once  suspends  their  courage  and  their  fear. 
  4.  To  hold  in  an  undetermined  or  undecided  state;  as  to 
  suspend  one's  judgment  or  opinion.  --Locke. 
  5.  To  debar,  or  cause  to  withdraw  temporarily,  from  any 
  privilege,  from  the  execution  of  an  office,  from  the 
  enjoyment  of  income,  etc.;  as  to  suspend  a  student  from 
  college;  to  suspend  a  member  of  a  club. 
  Good  men  should  not  be  suspended  from  the  exercise 
  of  their  ministry  and  deprived  of  their  livelihood 
  for  ceremonies  which  are  on  all  hands  acknowledged 
  indifferent.  --Bp. 
  6.  To  cause  to  cease  for  a  time  from  operation  or  effect;  as 
  to  suspend  the  habeas  corpus  act  to  suspend  the  rules  of 
  a  legislative  body. 
  7.  (Chem.)  To  support  in  a  liquid,  as  an  insoluble  powder,  by 
  stirring,  to  facilitate  chemical  action 
  {To  suspend  payment}  (Com.),  to  cease  paying  debts  or 
  obligations;  to  fail  --  said  of  a  merchant,  a  bank,  etc 
  Syn:  To  hang;  interrupt;  delay;  intermit;  stay;  hinder; 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  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  in 
  suspension  in  a  gas"  [syn:  {in  suspension(p)}] 
  2:  temporarily  inactive  [syn:  {abeyant},  {inactive},  {in 
  3:  supported  from  above;  "the  child  dabbled  his  dangling  feet 
  in  the  water";  "fuchsias  in  hanging  pots";  "pendent 
  bunches  of  grapes";  "a  suspended  fireplace"  [syn:  {dangling(a)}, 
  {hanging},  {pendent},  {pendant}] 

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