stagnation

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

Origin of stagnation

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Related Words for stagnation

status, torpor, torpidity, stasis, quiescence, calm, dullness

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stagnation in Medicine

stagnation

[stăg-nāshən]
n.
  1. The retardation or cessation of the flow of blood in the blood vessels, as in passive congestion.
  2. The accumulation of a normally circulating fluid in a part or an organ.
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