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Definition of "stasis" [‖Sta•sis]

  • A condition of balance among various forces; motionlessness: "Language is a primary element of culture, and stasis in the arts is tantamount to death” ( Charles Marsh). (noun)
  • Pathology Stoppage of the normal flow of a body substance, as of blood through an artery or of intestinal contents through the bowels. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "stasis" in a sentence
  • "The Hub, Jack's home and the place where his brother Gray was being held in stasis is blown away ... just as the Doctor's home world and his relatives are blown away."
  • "If it pays off, it could regenerate the franchise which has been in stasis since the end of "Enterprise" a few years ago, and guarantee that Chris Pine, the buff hottie playing Kirk, will be able to do Priceline ads in 2049."
  • "Unfortunately for him he does not understand that the economy whether america's or India's or of the whole world for that matter does not exist in stasis, things change, there is a such a thing as technological development."