Definition of stagnation in English:

stagnation

noun

mass noun
  • 1The state of not flowing or moving.

    ‘blocked drains resulting in water stagnation’
    ‘clotting in blood vessels is associated with stagnation of the blood’
    • ‘Stagnation of heat in the liver and gall bladder affects the stomach, causing retching.’
    • ‘New water keeps the pond fresh and free from stagnation.’
    • ‘Raw and cold food may injure the spleen and tend to contribute to the stagnation of fluid circulation and the increase in the production of phlegm.’
    • ‘Constipation and fullness of the lower abdomen are due to the stagnation of dampness disturbing the large intestine.’
    • ‘Barley sprout is used in treating food stagnation and strengthening the stomach.’
    1. 1.1 Lack of activity, growth, or development.
      ‘a period of economic stagnation’
      ‘there is a risk of intellectual stagnation’
      • ‘During the French Revolution there was obviously a period of stagnation in the formation of collections.’
      • ‘He is a famous painter whose success has brought creative stagnation.’
      • ‘In his hands, spatial autonomy becomes equivalent to cultural stagnation.’
      • ‘Socioeconomic problems and stagnation prevented the society from fulfilling its plans.’
      • ‘Periods of lively musical activity were interspersed with periods of stagnation.’

Pronunciation

stagnation

/staɡˈneɪʃ(ə)n/