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
  1. noun
    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
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    type of:
    inaction, inactiveness, inactivity
    the state of being inactive
  2. noun
    inactivity of liquids; being stagnant; standing still; without current or circulation
    synonyms: stagnancy
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    type of:
    inaction, inactiveness, inactivity
    the state of being inactive
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