Definitions for stagnantˈstæg nənt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

stag•nantˈstæg nənt(adj.)

  1. not flowing or running, as water or air.

  2. stale or foul from standing, as a pool of water.

  3. inactive or sluggish:

    a stagnant ecomomy.

Origin of stagnant:

1660–70; < L stāgnant-, s. of stāgnāns, prp. of stāgnāre to stagnate ; see -ant



Princeton's WordNet

  1. dead(a), stagnant(adj)

    not circulating or flowing

    "dead air"; "dead water"; "stagnant water"

  2. stagnant, moribund(adj)

    not growing or changing; without force or vitality


  1. stagnant(Adjective)

    Lacking freshness, motion, flow, progress, or change; stale; motionless; still.

  2. Origin: From stagnant, from stagnans, present participle of stagno

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stagnant(adj)

    that stagnates; not flowing; not running in a current or steam; motionless; hence, impure or foul from want of motion; as, a stagnant lake or pond; stagnant blood in the veins

  2. Stagnant(adj)

    not active or brisk; dull; as, business in stagnant

Translations for stagnant

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(of water) standing still rather than flowing and therefore usually dirty

a stagnant pool.

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