[ stag-ney-shuh n ]
/ stægˈneɪ ʃən /


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.

Nearby words

  1. stagiritic,
  2. stagnant,
  3. stagnant anoxia,
  4. stagnantly,
  5. stagnate,
  6. stagnation mastitis,
  7. stagnatory,
  8. stagy,
  9. stagyrite,
  10. stahl

Origin of stagnation Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Medicine definitions for stagnation


[ stăg-nāshən ]


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.

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