stagnation is a situation where there is a decline in activity or growth. The economy is often said to be in a state of stagnation when there is a decline in the number of jobs, businesses, or people.

  • The economy has been in a state of stagnation for the past few years.

  • The company is experiencing a period of stagnation because the sales are not increasing.

Definition of stagnation


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




a state of inactivity (in business or art etc)


doldrums, stagnancy

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Example Sentences for stagnation

  • 1

    The recession and stagnation of the early 1980s had a role in reducing imports.

  • 2

    But the cost of this is economic stagnation.

  • 3

    There is economic stagnation in the West.

  • 4

    There is no need for the article to stagnate.

  • 5

    It is the slowing down and stagnation of the project.

  • 6

    Later development of the machine stagnated.

  • 7

    The French economy threatens to stagnate.

  • 8

    At a stagnation point, the velocity of the fluid is zero.

  • 9

    But the point is, that in the end the stagnation temperature change.

  • 10

    Not all the people accepted the ideology of stagnation.