stag nation

stagnation

[stag-ney-shuhn]
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:
stagn(ate) + -ation

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stagnation stag·na·tion (stāg-nā'shən)
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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