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 for stasis
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Stasis \Sta"sis\ (st[=a]"s[i^]s or st[a^]s"[i^]s), n. [NL., fr.
     Gr. sta`sis a standing still.] (Physiol.)
     A slackening or arrest of the blood current in the vessels,
     due not to a lessening of the heart's beat, but presumably to
     some abnormal resistance of the capillary walls. It is one of
     the phenomena observed in the capillaries in inflammation.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: an abnormal state in which the normal flow of a liquid
           (such as blood) is slowed or stopped
      2: inactivity resulting from a static balance between opposing

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  92 Moby Thesaurus words for "stasis":
     a wise passiveness, abeyance, abidingness, apathy, catalepsy,
     catatonia, changelessness, constancy, contemplation,
     contemplative life, deadliness, deathliness, do-nothing policy,
     do-nothingism, do-nothingness, dormancy, durability, durableness,
     duration, endurance, entropy, equilibrium, equipoise, firmness,
     fixedness, frozenness, hardening, idleness, immobility,
     immovability, immovableness, immutability, inaction, inactivity,
     indifference, indolence, inertia, inertness, invariability,
     invariableness, inveteracy, laissez-aller, laissez-faire,
     laissez-faireism, languor, lastingness, latency, long standing,
     lotus-eating, meditation, neutralism, neutrality, neutralness,
     noninvolvement, nonparticipation, nonresistance, nonviolence,
     nonviolent resistance, pacifism, paralysis, passive resistance,
     passive self-annihilation, passiveness, passivism, passivity,
     permanence, permanency, perpetualness, persistence, persistency,
     poise, policy, procrastination, quiescence, quietism, rigidity,
     solidity, stability, stagnancy, stagnation, standing, standpattism,
     steadfastness, suspense, torpor, unchangeability, unchangingness,
     vegetation, vis inertiae, vita contemplativa, waiting game,
     watching and waiting

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