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suspension

noun
     
Related topics: Chemistry, Motor Vehicles
sus‧pen‧sion
1

stopping something

[uncountable] when something is officially stopped for a period of time
suspension of
Both sides are now working towards a suspension of hostilities.
2

making somebody leave

[countable] when someone is not allowed to go to school, do their job, or take part in an activity for a period of time as a punishment:
He received a six-month suspension for unprofessional behaviour.
suspension from
The fight led to his suspension from school.
3

part of a vehicle

[uncountable]TTC a part attached to the wheels of a vehicle that makes it more comfortable on roads that are not smooth:
a car with an excellent suspension system
4

liquid

[countable] technicalHC a liquid mixture in which very small pieces of solid material are contained in the liquid but have not combined with it

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