What does stagnate mean?

Definitions for stagnateˈstæg neɪt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word stagnate.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. stagnate(verb)

    stand still

    "Industry will stagnate if we do not stimulate our economy"

  2. stagnate(verb)

    cause to stagnate

    "There are marshes that stagnate the waters"

  3. stagnate(verb)

    cease to flow; stand without moving

    "Stagnating waters"; "blood stagnates in the capillaries"

  4. idle, laze, slug, stagnate(verb)

    be idle; exist in a changeless situation

    "The old man sat and stagnated on his porch"; "He slugged in bed all morning"


  1. stagnate(Verb)

    To cease motion, activity, or progress; to come to rest; to cease to advance or change; to become idle or cease to flow.

    If the water stagnates, algae will grow.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stagnate(verb)

    to cease to flow; to be motionless; as, blood stagnates in the veins of an animal; hence, to become impure or foul by want of motion; as, air stagnates in a close room

  2. Stagnate(verb)

    to cease to be brisk or active; to become dull or inactive; as, commerce stagnates; business stagnates

  3. Stagnate(adj)


  4. Origin: [L. stagnatus, p. p. of stagnare to stagnate, make stagnant, from stagnum a piece of standing water. See Stank a pool, and cf. Stanch, v. t.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of stagnate in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of stagnate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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