What does stagnant mean?

Definitions for stagnantˈstæg nənt

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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

  3. Origin: [L. stagnans, -antis, p. pr. of stagnare. See Stagnate.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Stagnant

    stag′nant, adj. stagnating: not flowing: motionless: impure from being motionless: not brisk: dull.—n. Stag′nancy, the state of being stagnant.—adv. Stag′nantly.—v.i. Stag′nate, to cease to flow: to become dull or motionless.—n. Stagnā′tion, act of stagnating: state of being stagnant or motionless: dullness. [L. stagnans, -antis, pr.p. of stagnāre.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of stagnant in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of stagnant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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