[ stag-nuhnt ]
/ ˈstæg nənt /
not flowing or running, as water, air, etc.
stale or foul from standing, as a pool of water.
characterized by lack of development, advancement, or progressive movement: a stagnant economy.
inactive, sluggish, or dull.
Words nearby stagnant
Origin of stagnant
OTHER WORDS FROM stagnantstag·nan·cy, stag·nance, nounstag·nant·ly, adverbun·stag·nant, adjectiveun·stag·nant·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for stagnance
/ (ˈstæɡnənt) /
(of water, etc) standing still; without flow or current
brackish and foul from standing still
stale, sluggish, or dull from inaction
not growing or developing; static
Derived forms of stagnantstagnancy or stagnance, nounstagnantly, adverb
Word Origin for stagnant
C17: from Latin stagnāns, from stagnāre to be stagnant, from stagnum a pool
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