suspended animation

suspended animation
UK [səˌspendɪd ænɪˈmeɪʃ(ə)n] / US [səˌspendəd ænɪˈmeɪʃ(ə)n] noun [uncountable]
1) a state that is almost like death, achieved by making the body processes of a person or animal work much more slowly than normal
2) a situation in which someone feels they cannot be active because they must wait for something to happen

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