Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    Suspended animation usually caused by suffocation, drowning or inhalation of gas. See 36 Kan. 1, 12 Pac. 318.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In medical jurisprudence. A morbid condition of swooning, suffocation or suspended animation, resulting in death if not relieved, produced by any serious interference with normal respiration (as, the inhalation of poisonous gases or too rarified air, choking, drowning, obstruction of the air passages or paralysis of the respiratory muscles) with a censequent deficiency of oxygen in the blood. See Sinte v. Baldwin, 36 Kan. 1, 12 Pac. 328.