stagnation

noun
stag·na·tion | \ stag-ˈnā-shən \

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

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1644, in the meaning defined above

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