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suspension

sus·pen·sion

suspension

pronunciation:
s spen shn
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of suspending or the condition of being suspended.
similar words:
layoff
definition 2: a temporary pause in an ongoing activity or condition.
similar words:
abeyance, break, halt, interval, pause
definition 3: a chemical mixture in which particles are not dissolved in the fluid.
definition 4: the various parts of an automobile that maintain flexibility between the wheels and the frame.
definition 5: a temporary exclusion from something for disciplinary reasons.