Definitions for stagnateˈstæg neɪt
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"Industry will stagnate if we do not stimulate our economy"
cause to stagnate
"There are marshes that stagnate the waters"
cease to flow; stand without moving
"Stagnating waters"; "blood stagnates in the capillaries"
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"
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.
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
to cease to be brisk or active; to become dull or inactive; as, commerce stagnates; business stagnates
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.]
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