stato-, stat-, sta-, -static, -stasi, staso-, -stasis, -stasia, -stacy, -stitute, -stitution, -sist

(Latin: standing, to stay, to make firm, fixed; cause to stand, to put, to place, to put in place, to remain in place; to stand still)

thermostatically (adverb) (not comparable)
Descriptive of how a regulator works by starting and stopping the supply of heat: The temperature of the boiler in Mary's basement was thermostatically controlled and provided nice warmth in her radiators in all of her rooms.
thermostatics (s) (noun) (no plural)
The branch of physics concerned with thermal equilibrium: The term thermostatics was first used by Myron Tribus in his publication of "Thermostatics and Thermodynamics" in 1961.
transubstantiate (verb), transubstantiates; transubstantiated; transubstantiating
1. To alter or modify one substance into another; to convert: In her art class at the university Nancy was able to transubstantiate the simple lump of clay she had into a fantastic and beautiful sculpture of a goddess.
2. To transform the Eucharist bread and wine into Christ's body and blood: In church Judy wasn't sure how a piece of bread could be transubstantiated into the body of Jesus!
transubstantiation (s) (noun), transubstantiations (pl)
1. The doctrine of the Catholic Church that bread and wine is altered into the body and blood of Jesus: When consecrated in the Eucharist, the concept is that food made from dough and then baked changes into the substance of the body of Christ, just as the fermented juice of grapes turns into the blood of Christ.
2. The conversion of one matter into another: Alchemists In the Middle Ages tackled the transubstantiation of turning lead into gold, but it never worked out and has never worked to this day!
unconstitutional (adjective); more unconstitutional, most unconstitutional
Referring to the violation of the laws and political principles of a government: In her class at school, Miriam learned that the discrimination of people going by bus was unconstitutional.
unconstitutionally (adverb); more unconstitutionally, most unconstitutionally
Concerning how someone acts or something is performed contrary to the laws of a nation: It was stated that a war had been unconstitutionally begun by the head of the country.
understate (verb), understates; understated; understating
1. To say that something is less important or less significant than it actually is: Sam really wanted to buy the old house and understated the necessity of the renovations needed.
2. To present in moderate or in restrained terms: The government understated the number of deaths caused by the virus in the country.
understatement (s) (noun), understatements (pl)
1. The assertion that something is not completely up to the standard or extent to which it is true: To say that the cake tasted good was a total understatement because it was beyond being delicious!
2. The usage of mentioning that things are of much less quality or caliber than they really possess: Jack told his friends in a gigantic understatement that he had a slight cold, when in reality he was in the hospital with a severe illness.
unstable (adjective); more unstable, most unstable
1. Referring to something or someone that is inclined to change abruptly: The weather was totally unstable that day because the sun was shining one minute, and in the next minute, dark clouds suddenly appeared and it rained!
2. Concerning an item or an object which is infirm or tottery: The camping table was very unstable so Jim had to put a flat piece of wood under one leg to level it.
3. Characteristic of a person whose emotions or behavior are unpredictable: James was very difficult to get along with because his comportment and conduct were totally unstable.
unstably (adverb); more unstably. most unstably
Referring to how something or an individual is liable to fall or sway; unsteadily: After getting up from his chair, the old gentleman walked unstably into the kitchen.
venostasis (s) (noun) (no plural)
The discontinuation or delay of blood passing through a vein; phlebostasis: Venostasis sometimes occurs in a person's leg or legs and may be caused by long periods of driving, flying long distances, or of hospitalisation with bed rest.

Related word families intertwined with "to place, placing, to put; to add; to stay; to attach" word units: fix-; pon-; prosth-; the-, thes-.