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vb. To attach to something above; to hang; as, to suspend a ball by a thread; to suspend a needle by a loadstone. To make to depend; as, God hath suspended the promise of eternal life on the condition of obedience and holiness of life. To cause to cease for a time; to hinder from proceeding; to interrupt; to delay; to stay. To hold in an undetermined or undecided state; as, to suspend one's judgment or opinion. 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. 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.


 - (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; debar.


 - vb. ...

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