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stagnation

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Stagnation \Stag*na"tion\ (-n[=a]"sh[u^]n), noun [Cf. F. stagnation.]

1. The condition of being stagnant; cessation of flowing or circulation, as of a fluid; the state of being motionless; as, the stagnation of the blood; the stagnation of water or air; the stagnation of vapors.

2. The cessation of action, or of brisk action; the state of being dull; as, the stagnation of business.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

stagnation

noun

1: a state of inactivity (in business or art etc); "economic growth of less than 1% per year is considered to be economic stagnation" [syn: {stagnation}, {stagnancy}, {doldrums}]

2: inactivity of liquids; being stagnant; standing still; without current or circulation [syn: {stagnation}, {stagnancy}]


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