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Estasis

Definition of Estasis

physical

  1. State in which all forces are equal and opposite, canceling each other.

medicine

  1. Stagnation of blood or other fluid in any part of the body.

biology

  1. Null morphological change of a species throughout its geological history.

science fiction

  1. State in which all the vital processes of the person are stopped that can be restarted when it stops.

SYNONYMS FOR ESTASIS

  1. Stagnation
  2. Immobility
  3. Paralysis
  4. Repose

ANTONYMS FOR ESTASIS

  1. Movement
  2. Circulation
  3. Displacement
  4. Activity

ORIGIN OF ESTASIS

The word Estasis comes from the scientific Latin stasis and this from the Greek στάσις which means arrest or stability. Therefore, it is a Castilianization.

In this sense, stasis or stasis has also been used to construct compound words: homeostasis, metastasis, etc.

Commonly, estasis is confused with ecstasy. However, they have a completely different meaning. One is closely related and the other is a drug.

CURIOSITIES OF ESTASIS

  1. In the popular League of Legends video game estasis is an active ability . This makes the champion invulnerable and untargetable for 2.5 seconds, but it also prevents you from taking any action in that amount of time. The items that grant it are: Zhonya’s Hourglass and Wooglet’s Hat.
  2. Estasis in its Greek form (stasis) refers to civil wars , generally within the polis (ancient Greek city-states). Its frequent use is observed in ancient poems such as The Elegy : “This is where the stasis and the killings among the citizens are born.”