verb (used without object), stag·nat·ed, stag·nat·ing.
verb (used with object), stag·nat·ed, stag·nat·ing.
- stagnant anoxia,
- stagnation mastitis,
Origin of stagnate
Examples from the Web for stagnate
In this scenario, productivity will rise, but wages may stagnate or decline.In the Future We'll All Be Renters: America's Disappearing Middle Class|Joel Kotkin|August 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Anders Aslund says that “[t]he Russian economy was earlier set to stagnate, but now it is likely to contract.”
One crude indicator: life expectancy numbers have tended to stagnate in the U.S. in recent years.
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.
The lowlands are flooded, and the waters reach to, and stagnate at the cottage door.
This became a nightmare that threatened to stagnate the blood in his veins.The Red Acorn|John McElroy
They never pullulate in slums or stagnate in solid rural settlements.The Old World in the New|Edward Alsworth Ross
As often as the water began to stagnate it was drained off and renewed.The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft, Volume 2|Hubert Howe Bancroft
You lose all strength and vitality; you can stagnate and dream, but you can never live and work.The Northern Light|E. Werner
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.