To attach to something above; to hang; as, to suspend a ball by a thread; to suspend a needle by a loadstone.
To make to depend; as, God hath suspended the promise of eternal life on the condition of obedience and holiness of life.
To cause to cease for a time; to hinder from proceeding; to interrupt; to delay; to stay.
To hold in an undetermined or undecided state; as, to suspend one's judgment or opinion.
To debar, or cause to withdraw temporarily, from any privilege, from the execution of an office, from the enjoyment of income, etc.; as, to suspend a student from college; to suspend a member of a club.
To cause to cease for a time from operation or effect; as, to suspend the habeas corpus act; to suspend the rules of a legislative body.
To support in a liquid, as an insoluble powder, by stirring, to facilitate chemical action.
To cease from operation or activity; esp., to stop payment, or be unable to meet obligations or engagements (said of a commercial firm or a bank).
I have never been a fan of science fiction. For me, fiction has to explore the combinatorial possibilities of people interacting under the constraints imposed by our biology and history. When an author is free to suspend the constraints, it's tennis without a net. Steven Pinker