stagnation

Stagnation is the state of being still, or not moving, like a sitting puddle of water where stagnation attracts mosquitoes.

The root of stagnation is the Latin word for "standing water," stagnatum. The stagnation of water can be a serious problem in parts of the world where mosquitoes spread diseases like malaria, or where there is a shortage of drinkable water. There are also other kinds of stagnation, or inactivity — like a struggling country's economic stagnation or a writer's mental stagnation that results in writer's block.

Definitions of stagnation
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n a state of inactivity (in business or art etc)

“economic growth of less than 1% per year is considered to be economic stagnation
Synonyms:
doldrums, stagnancy
Type of:
inaction, inactiveness, inactivity
the state of being inactive

n inactivity of liquids; being stagnant; standing still; without current or circulation

Synonyms:
stagnancy
Type of:
inaction, inactiveness, inactivity
the state of being inactive

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