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suspended definition


This page has 10 definitions of suspended in English and Spanish, Castilian. Suspended is an adjective and verb. Also define these 22 related words and terms: stop, interrupted, delayed, medicine, suspended animation, law, suspended sentence, hang, botany, ovule, ovary, chemistry, suspension, music, chord, third, major second, perfect fourth, suspend, vosotros, vosotras, and suspender.

English suspended definition




  1. Caused to stop for a while; interrupted or delayed.
    1. (medicine) suspended animation
    2. (law) suspended sentence
    • Interrupted definition
      simple past tense and past participle of interrupt
    • Delayed definition
      simple past tense and past participle of delay
    • Suspended Sentence definition
      A sentence which the offender serves in probation unless he/she commits another crime during the period the sentence is in force.
  2. Hung from above.
  3. (botany, of an ovule) Attached slightly below the summit of the ovary.
    • Botany definition
      The scientific study of plants, a branch of biology. Typically those disciplines that involve the whole plant. (1 of 4 botany definitions)
  4. (of coffee, food, etc.) Paid for but not consumed by a customer, so that it can be given to a less fortunate person.
  5. (chemistry) A chemical suspension
    • Chemistry definition
      The branch of natural science that deals with the composition and constitution of substances and the changes that they undergo as a consequence of alterations in the constitution of their molecules. (1 of 3 chemistry definitions)
  6. (music, of a chord) Having had its third omitted and replaced with a major second or perfect fourth.


  • 1603: Ben Jonson, Sejanus
    And thus he leaves the Senate / Divided and suspended, all uncertain.
  • 1677: Baruch Spinoza, Ethics
    He asserted, that this gland is so suspended in the midst of the brain, that it could be moved by the slightest motion of the animal spirits: further, that this gland is suspended in the midst of the brain in as many different manners, as the animal spirits can impinge thereon; and, again, that as many different marks are impressed on the said gland, as there are different external objects which impel the animal spirits towards it; whence it follows, that if the will of the soul suspends the gland in a position, wherein it has already been suspended once before by the animal spirits driven in one way or another, the gland in its turn reacts on the said spirits, driving and determining them to the condition wherein they were, when repulsed before by a similar position of the gland.


Derived terms




  1. simple past tense and past participle of suspend

Derived terms


  • suspended in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.

Spanish suspended definition



  1. (Spain) Informal second-person plural (vosotros or vosotras) affirmative imperative form of suspender.
    • Vosotros definition
      you (the group being addressed)
    • Vosotras definition
      you; second person feminine plural personal pronoun (1 of 9 vosotras definitions)