Dictionary.com

stagnation

[ stag-ney-shuhn ]
/ stægˈneɪ ʃən /
Save This Word!

noun

the state or condition of stagnating, or having stopped, as by ceasing to run or flow: Meteorologists forecast ozone and air stagnation.
a foulness or staleness, as one emanating from a standing pool of water.
a failure to develop, progress, or advance: periods of economic stagnation followed by bursts of growth.
the state or quality of being or feeling sluggish and dull: Happily, they have been able to avoid stagnation in their ten-year marriage.

QUIZZES

QUIZ YOURSELF ON AFFECT VS. EFFECT!

In effect, this quiz will prove whether or not you have the skills to know the difference between “affect” and “effect.”
Question 1 of 7
The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.

Origin of stagnation

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

Medical definitions for stagnation

stagnation
[ stăg-nāshən ]

n.

The retardation or cessation of the flow of blood in the blood vessels, as in passive congestion.
The accumulation of a normally circulating fluid in a part or an organ.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Learning At Home Just Got Easier!