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).
Pathology Stoppage of the normal flow of a body substance, as of blood through an artery or of intestinal contents through the bowels.
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