[syn: stagnation, stagnancy]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Stagnation \Stag*na"tion\ (-n[=a]"sh[u^]n), n. [Cf. F.
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.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 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,
2: inactivity of liquids; being stagnant; standing still;
without current or circulation [syn: stagnation,