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stasis (n.)

"stoppage of circulation," 1745, from medical Latin, from Greek stasis "a standing still, a standing; the posture of standing; a position, a point of the compass; position, state, or condition of anything;" also "a party, a company, a sect," especially one for seditious purposes; related to statos "placed," verbal adjective of histēmi "cause to stand," from PIE root *sta- "to stand, make or be firm."

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Definitions of stasis

stasis (n.)
an abnormal state in which the normal flow of a liquid (such as blood) is slowed or stopped;
stasis (n.)
inactivity resulting from a static balance between opposing forces;
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