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suspended animation

noun [U] uk   us  
a state in which life in a body is temporarily slowed down or stopped: Some animals, such as hedgehogs, exist in a state of suspended animation during the winter. figurative A cut in interest rates would lift the economy out of its current state of suspended animation.
Translations of “suspended animation”
in Chinese (Traditional) 生命暫停,假死…
in Chinese (Simplified) 生命暂停,假死…
(Definition of suspended animation from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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