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Definition of "suspensory" []

  • Supporting or suspending: a suspensory bandage. (adjective)
  • Delaying completion. (adjective)
  • A support or truss. (noun)
  • An athletic supporter. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "suspensory" in a sentence
  • "  I can make it into the abdomen and locate the uterus and trace it up to the swelling of the ovary and begin to strum the suspensory ligament, but that's it."
  • "            I put slight pressure on this suspensory ligament, and the dog's breathing becomes more rapid."
  • "Earlier research by other authors indicated that for monkeys this suspensory way of locomotion might be a more energetically efficient way of transportation than ‘regular’ walking on the ground."