to undergo suspended animation for a period of time; (transitive) (rare) to put a person into cold sleep n.
Damnation, he was quite capable of refusing to let me cold-sleep.
Good Guy wakes up in the future, finds a professor who has invented time travel (but is sitting on the discovery for reasons too flimsy to mention), goes back to his own time, gets his revenge, then cold-sleeps again in order to catch up.
Trebum is standing by…in case he doesn’t make it. Sol-Jodala will then cold-sleep him and try to revive him in Altheon.
The escape capsule in which he'd cold-slept had had another minor malfunction that left him staring drugged and half conscious through the port glass at open space for two days before the cryogenic process had kicked in.
You don’t have the facilities to cold-sleep fifty people.
But the Omphalus is unfinished and empty; the Aristos, extropians who want to coldsleep into a future where immortality is available, are only sketchily portrayed and quickly dismissed.
The hardcopy folder…might hold the secrets of the one hundred hours Caine had lost on the Moon just before being coldslept, fourteen years ago.
Robert A. Heinlein, "The Door Into Summer"
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