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[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.
Origin of stagnation Unabridged
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  • Even if continuing stagnation should slow greenhouse gas-caused climate change, the damage already done is extremely serious.
  • Cultural and political stagnation presses painfully.
  • While short-term stimulus is important, long-term stagnation is an enemy that should also be fought.
  • New oil wealth masks stagnation in the rest of the economy and widespread poverty.
  • The problem with the average-size corporation is that eventually the preservers take over and stagnation sets in.
  • Rich-world governments see it as a way of staving off stagnation.
  • The uncomfortable stagnation of too much time spent behind a desk begins to rise.
  • Watch out for a continuation of this nasty recession and stagnation.
  • The alternative, he says, is a decade of stagnation and decline.
  • The industrial stagnation which has affected other sections of the country has not, as yet, troubled this place.
stagnation in Medicine

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

  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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