suspended animation

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animation

 [an″ĭ-ma´shun]
the quality of being full of life.
suspended animation temporary suspension or cessation of the vital functions, with loss of consciousness.

sus·pend·ed an·i·ma·tion

a temporary state resembling death, with cessation of respiration; may also refer to certain forms of hibernation in animals or to endospore formation by some bacteria.

suspended animation

(sə-spĕn′dĭd)
n.
A temporary state of interrupted breathing and loss of consciousness resembling death, caused especially by asphyxia.

sus·pend·ed an·i·ma·tion

(sŭs-pend'ĕd an'i-mā'shŭn)
A temporary state resembling death, with cessation of respiration; may also refer to certain forms of hibernation in animals or to endospore formation by some bacteria.