stagnation

noun stag·na·tion \ stag-ˈnā-shən \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of stagnation

: a stagnant state or condition : a state or condition marked by lack of flow, movement, or development
  • In short, the increasing contamination and stagnation of the segment of river had become a matter of concern.
  • —Ryan Holifield and Nick Schuelke
  • In 1664, when plague had struck Amsterdam again, with the usual stagnation of trade that followed its worst attacks, the sight of a shooting star was taken as axiomatic confirmation of divine displeasure.
  • —Simon Schama

First Known Use of stagnation

1644

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