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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Ahmed Korayem:

    Just like water in an aquarium, a mind left to stagnate brings forth death to whichever life that dwells within it

  2. Steffen Hertog:

    Government hiring has slowed down due to austerity measures, while at the same time the private sector has started to stagnate, there's just a shortage of jobs.

  3. Karen Smith:

    As birds and mosquitoes sought water, they came into closer contact and amplified the virus, particularly in urban areas. The lack of water could have caused some sources of water to stagnate, making the water sources more attractive for mosquitoes to lay eggs.

  4. Roger Anderson:

    Let us be very careful not to fall into the trap of the world. The world views things only relative to man and to self. The Word of God views things relative to the Father, Son, and Spirit. Mankind is not the center of all things. No matter how great anyone's name might become, it is still far behind His. Our name comes from His life the name of our Lord comes from the resurrection--the event unique to Him. The world has a problem it seeks to honor, uphold, exonerate and generally praise itself. Our place and the place of the entire world system is to praise and exalt God. When people of the Bible caught a glimpse of Him, their lives were changed. Perhaps our lives remain stagnate because we do not spend enough time looking at Him.

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