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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. stagnation, stagnancy, doldrums(noun)

    a state of inactivity (in business or art etc)

    "economic growth of less than 1% per year is considered to be economic stagnation"

  2. stagnation, stagnancy(noun)

    inactivity of liquids; being stagnant; standing still; without current or circulation


  1. stagnation(Noun)


    The general concern about industrial stagnation inspired an overhaul of the patent system.

  2. stagnation(Noun)

    being stagnant; being without circulation

    Factors known to encourage the growth of harmful bacteria inside cooling systems include the stagnation of the water.

  3. Origin: From stagnatus, past participle of stagno, from stagnum

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stagnation(noun)

    the condition of being stagnant; cessation of flowing or circulation, as of a fluid; the state of being motionless; as, the stagnation of the blood; the stagnation of water or air; the stagnation of vapors

  2. Stagnation(noun)

    the cessation of action, or of brisk action; the state of being dull; as, the stagnation of business

Anagrams of stagnation

  1. antagonist

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