stasis

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

sta·sis

noun \ˈstā-səs, ˈsta-\

: a state or condition in which things do not change, move, or progress

plural sta·ses \ˈstā-ˌsēz, ˈsta-\

Full Definition of STASIS

1
:  a slowing or stoppage of the normal flow of a bodily fluid or semifluid: as
a :  slowing of the current of circulating blood
b :  reduced motility of the intestines with retention of feces
2
a :  a state of static balance or equilibrium :  stagnation
b :  a state or period of stability during which little or no evolutionary change in a lineage occurs

Examples of STASIS

  1. The country is in economic stasis.
  2. His art was characterized by bursts of creativity followed by long periods of stasis.

Origin of STASIS

New Latin, from Greek, act or condition of standing, stopping, from histasthai to stand — more at stand
First Known Use: 1745

Rhymes with STASIS

sta·sis

noun \ˈstā-səs, ˈstas-əs\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural sta·ses \ˈstā-ˌsēz, ˈstas-ˌēz\

Medical Definition of STASIS

: a slowing or stoppage of the normal flow of a bodily fluid or semifluid <biliary stasis>: as a : slowing of the current of circulating blood b : reduced motility of the intestines with retention of feces

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: -stasis
Previous Word in the Dictionary: stasimon
All Words Near: stasis

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up stasis? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).