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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
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
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;
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