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suspensenoun [U]

 us   /səˈspens/
a feeling of excitement or anxiety while waiting for something uncertain to happen: The suspense of waiting for her answer nearly drove him crazy.
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suspensenoun [U]

uk   /səˈspens/  us   /səˈspens/
C2 the feeling of excitement or nervousness that you have when you are waiting for something to happen and are uncertain about what it is going to be: She kept him in suspense for several days before she said that she would marry him. The suspense is killing me (= I am extremely eager to know what is going to happen). There is a gradual build-up of suspense throughout the film, until it comes to an unexpected ending.
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