Definition for STAG-NA'TION

STAG-NA'TION, n.

  1. The cessation of flowing or circulation of a fluid; or the state of being without flow or circulation; the state of being motionless; as, the stagnation of the blood; the stagnation of water or air; the stagnation of vapors. – Addison.
  2. The cessation of action or of brisk action; the state of being dull; as, the stagnation of business.

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