Definitions for stagnateˈstæg neɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

stag•nateˈstæg neɪt(v.i.)-nat•ed, -nat•ing.

  1. to cease to run or flow, as water or air.

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

  3. to stop developing or progressing.

  4. to become sluggish and dull.

Origin of stagnate:

1660–70; < L stāgnātus, ptp. of stāgnāre, der. of stāgnum pool of standing water; see -ate1


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)


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(of water) to be or become stagnant.

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