One crude indicator: life expectancy numbers have tended to stagnate in the U.S. in recent years.
Anders Aslund says that “[t]he Russian economy was earlier set to stagnate, but now it is likely to contract.”
In this scenario, productivity will rise, but wages may stagnate or decline.
And just as early birds use fear to motivate, procrastinators use fear to stagnate.
The jury is still out on whether the tide will recede, stagnate or become a flood.
My figures seem disposed to stagnate without crowds about them.
The villages, drained of their best blood, stagnate and decay.
I am all driven inwards, and thought turns sour when one lets it stagnate like that.
This became a nightmare that threatened to stagnate the blood in his veins.
The mind will stagnate and engender moral miasma, as much as the pool never stirred by a tide or swept by the winds.
1660s (implied in stagnation), from Latin stagnatum, stagnatus, past participle of stagnare "to stagnate," from stagnatum "standing water," from PIE root *stag- "to seep drip" (cf. Greek stazein "to ooze, drip;" see stalactite). Related: Stagnated; stagnating.