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stagnate

[ stag-neyt ]
/ 藞st忙g ne瑟t /
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verb (used without object), stag路nat路ed, stag路nat路ing.
to cease to run or flow, as water, air, etc.
to be or become stale or foul from standing, as a pool of water.
to stop developing, growing, progressing, or advancing: My mind is stagnating from too much TV.
to be or become sluggish and dull: When the leading lady left, the show started to stagnate.
verb (used with object), stag路nat路ed, stag路nat路ing.
to make stagnant.
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Origin of stagnate

1660鈥70; <Latin st膩gn膩tus (past participle of st膩gn膩re), equivalent to st膩gn(um) pool of standing water + -膩tus-ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM stagnate

stag路na路tion, nounstag路na路to路ry [stag-nuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee], /藞st忙g n蓹藢t蓴r i, -藢to蕣r i/, adjectiveun路stag路nat路ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for stagnate

stagnate
/ (st忙伞藞ne瑟t, 藞st忙伞藢ne瑟t) /

verb
(intr) to be or to become stagnant

Derived forms of stagnate

stagnation, noun
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