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standstill

noun stand·still \-ˌstil\

: a state in which all activity or motion is stopped

Full Definition of STANDSTILL

:  a state characterized by absence of motion or of progress :  stop <brought traffic to a standstill>

Examples of STANDSTILL

  1. The accident brought traffic to a standstill.
  2. <battled each other to a standstill>

First Known Use of STANDSTILL

1702
STANDSTILL Defined for Kids

standstill

noun stand·still \ˈstand-ˌstil\

Definition of STANDSTILL for Kids

:  the condition of not being active or busy :  stop <Business was at a standstill.>
Medical Dictionary

standstill

noun stand·still \ˈstand-ˌstil\

Medical Definition of STANDSTILL

:  a state characterized by absence of motion or of progress :  arrest <cardiac standstill>

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