Pronunciation: (su-spens'), [key]
1. a state or condition of mental uncertainty or excitement, as in awaiting a decision or outcome, usually accompanied by a degree of apprehension or anxiety.
2. a state of mental indecision.
3. undecided or doubtful condition, as of affairs: For a few days matters hung in suspense.
4. the state or condition of being suspended.
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