Definitions

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  • noun science fiction A form of suspended animation in which the body's functions are not merely slowed down but halted entirely.

Etymologies

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hyper- +‎ sleep

Examples

  • Well, hot damn! If I hadn't put my own blog in hypersleep, I'd be shouting this from the blogging rooftops.

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  • Ripley, the buff female protagonist in the film Aliens, spends 57 years in "hypersleep" - without aging - before being rescued.

    The Watcher: The New Zealand Voice of the Left Hand Path #7

  • A “been there, done that” sci fi horror film set on a spacecraft with crew members emerging from hypersleep to find themselves lost in space and outnumbered by grungy, mysterious creatures.

    Weekly Mishmash II: January 17-23 : Scrubbles.net

  • Also, the ship is in disrepair and the hypersleep has wiped his memory.

    PANDORUM DVD Review – Collider.com

  • Utilizing the old sci-fi stand-by of hypersleep, every person onboard is laid in a pod Futurama-style and put into a temporary coma to make the multiple-lightyear journey.

    PANDORUM DVD Review – Collider.com

  • A “been there, done that” sci fi horror film set on a spacecraft with crew members emerging from hypersleep to find themselves lost in space and outnumbered by grungy, mysterious creatures.

    2010 January : Scrubbles.net

  • We have the hypersleep-induced psychosis of the title, a bunch of amnesiac characters lost in the bowels of an ancient and enormous spaceship, trying to figure out how they got there, where they're going, and how they're going to survive.

    Meanwhile...

  • This, combined with the coming hypersleep chambers, will mean that associates will no longer need to leave the building at all!

    Billable Hours while Breaking a Sweat : Law is Cool

  • For one, they're getting attacked by some hybrid mutant creatures that feed on the other human survivors that have recently awoken from hypersleep.

    Archive 2009-09-01

  • They watch each other's back in hopes of making it to the reactor core in time to save the ship & the rest of the thousands of humans onboard that have yet to wake from cryogenic hypersleep.

    Archive 2009-09-01

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