a frozen state of a person or body induced in order to preserve it for long periods; cryosuspension n.
Frequently in in cryostasis
Ninety percent viability after ten-year cryostasis… We are ready for that planet.
Momentary Taste of Being in Her Smoke Rose up Forever (1990) 295
1987 Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction Aug. 95 (advt.)
Save your life through cryostasis Frozen after clinical death, you may be revived & rejuvenated by future technology.
The bulky man stumped toward the three in black, leering. ‘I told you: he faked his death and cryostasis!’
Muddle Earth 11—12
Seven are in cryostasis awaiting burial.
Spectre viii. 84
2001 Interzone July 41/2
We found decayed bodies in thick frozen brine and thought it was cryostasis gone wrong.
He instructed David to change the phone number six months after he was in cryostasis.
Red Moon xxix. 220
2016 Starburst (#429) Oct. 117/2
You play as Corus Valott, a man awakening from cryostasis only to find his world in ruins.
Research HistorySuggested by Randy Hoffman, 1/10/02.
We would like to check the 1975 example, from "James Tiptree", in the original publication, Robert Silverberg's _New Atlantis and Other Novellas of Science Fiction_.
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