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English noun: stagnation

1. stagnation (state) a state of inactivity (in business or art etc)

SamplesEconomic growth of less than 1% per year is considered to be economic stagnation.

Synonymsdoldrums, stagnancy

Broader (hypernym)inaction, inactiveness, inactivity

Domain categoryart, artistic creation, artistic production, business, business enterprise, commercial enterprise

2. stagnation (state) inactivity of liquids; being stagnant; standing still; without current or circulation


Broader (hypernym)inaction, inactiveness, inactivity

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