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suspension

noun uk   /səˈspen.ʃən/ us  

suspension noun (STOP)

[U] the act of stopping something happening, operating, etc. for a period of time: The suspension of fighting is to take effect at 6 a.m. on Monday. There have been calls for the drug's immediate suspension, following reports that it has dangerous side effects. [C or U] a punishment in which a person is temporarily not allowed to work, go to school, or take part in an activity: The union is protesting about the suspension of a restaurant worker. The player is likely to receive a three-match suspension following an incident in yesterday's game.

suspension noun (VEHICLE)

[U] equipment attached to the wheels of a vehicle that reduces the uncomfortable effects of going over road surfaces that are not even

suspension noun (LIQUID)

[C] a liquid in which small pieces of solid are contained, but not dissolved: a suspension of fine cornflour in corn oil
(Definition of suspension from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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