- 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.
- to make stagnant.
Origin of stagnate
Related Wordsfester, stall, hibernate, languish, decline, decay, stultify, trammel, idle, stand, putrefy, stifle, rot, rust, vegetate, constipate
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
May 12, 2014
Average weekly earnings have gone up, even as employment has stagnated.The Slow, Grinding Repair of the American Labor Market
May 3, 2013
Throughout the capitalist world, economies had faltered and stagnated in the 1970s.We Need a Visionary Like Margaret Thatcher for our 21st Century Challenges
April 8, 2013
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
March 1, 2013
One thing he wants to debunk at the very outset: the claim that wages have stagnated in the US economy.David's Book Club: Unintended Consequences
July 3, 2012
Granted that its speed was rapid at the first,438 why has it ever stagnated since?Modern Skepticism
C. J. Ellicott
The ebb and flow of my hopes and fears has stagnated into recklessness.Letters of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Vol. I (of 2)
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
The sadness which had stagnated during the past week began to dissolve.Tropic Days
E. J. Banfield
The drouth in Arizona had stagnated all cattle business temporarily.The Long Dim Trail
Forrestine C. Hooker
Nothing ever stagnated here, at the very hub and centre of things.When It Was Dark
- (intr) to be or to become stagnant
Word Origin and History for stagnated
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.