Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A restoring to life from a deathlike condition; resuscitation.
  • n. A state of suspended animation, especially one in which certain aquatic invertebrates are able to survive long periods of drought.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A state of suspended animation, especially during extreme drought; the act of recovering from this state.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. suspended animation in organisms during periods of extreme drought from which they revive when moisture returns.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Reanimation; resuscitation; recovery after suspended animation.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. suspended animation in organisms during periods of extreme drought from which they revive when moisture returns

Etymologies

Greek anabiōsis, from anabioun, to return to life : ana-, ana- + bioun, to live (from bios, life; see gwei- in Indo-European roots).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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  • JM supposes that anabiosis kicks in post election.

    August 13, 2010