verb (used without object), stag·nat·ed, stag·nat·ing.
verb (used with object), stag·nat·ed, stag·nat·ing.
Origin of stagnate
Related formsstag·na·tion, nounstag·na·to·ry [stag-nuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ˈstæg nəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/, adjectiveun·stag·nat·ing, adjective
Examples from the Web for stagnated
Antisubmarine warfare (ASW) has not stagnated, but it shows signs of disarray.Tomorrow’s Stealthy Subs Could Sink America’s Navy|Bill Sweetman|May 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Average weekly earnings have gone up, even as employment has stagnated.The Slow, Grinding Repair of the American Labor Market|Megan McArdle|May 3, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Throughout the capitalist world, economies had faltered and stagnated in the 1970s.We Need a Visionary Like Margaret Thatcher for our 21st Century Challenges|David Frum|April 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
There have been plenty of periods when development has stagnated or even fallen for centuries at a stretch.Ian Morris’s Big Idea: Why the West Will Fall Behind|Ian Morris|March 1, 2013|DAILY BEAST
One thing he wants to debunk at the very outset: the claim that wages have stagnated in the US economy.
The element which I breathed appeared to have stagnated into noxiousness and putrefaction.Arthur Mervyn|Charles Brockden Brown
In spite of its early start and great mental capacities, its culture has stagnated.The Group Mind|William McDougall
Granted that its speed was rapid at the first,438 why has it ever stagnated since?Modern Skepticism|C. J. Ellicott
The strength of this language was in its poetry—just the element which had stagnated in England.Anglo-Saxon Literature|John Earle
Nothing ever stagnated here, at the very hub and centre of things.When It Was Dark|Guy Thorne