verb (used without object), stag·nat·ed, stag·nat·ing.
verb (used with object), stag·nat·ed, stag·nat·ing.
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Origin of stagnate
OTHER WORDS FROM stagnatestag·na·tion, nounstag·na·to·ry [stag-nuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee], /ˈstæg nəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/, adjectiveun·stag·nat·ing, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for stagnate
“Revelations” is a good game, but it’s the first time we see the series stagnate during the annual release schedule of the franchise.
You could probably use that as a symbol for people wanting to know what the future holds and then it being stagnated.‘Two very, very different companies’: Why CNN’s Great Big Story failed to survive|Tim Peterson|November 2, 2020|Digiday
Meanwhile, the design of the physical monitors themselves stagnates.Covid-19 has led to a worrisome uptick in the use of electronic ankle monitors|Amy Nordrum|October 8, 2020|MIT Technology Review
In general, most teams and players don’t reach for this scalpel so soon and so often, knowing it takes a half-court offense out of its normal rhythm and might result in a series of isolation chances that stagnates everybody else.
Many public school teachers’ wages stagnated and their pension benefits were cut.Failure To Shore Up State Budgets May Hit Women’s Wallets Especially Hard|LGBTQ-Editor|September 29, 2020|No Straight News
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
Incomes have generally stagnated over the last several years.Floating Petri Dish Aside, Triumph Won’t Sink Carnival|Daniel Gross|February 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The young bull stood for a minute or two, as his father said, "right down stagnated," and then began to plunge and kick.Yorkshire Oddities, Incidents and Strange Events|S. Baring-Gould
Without curiosity and scepticism, human thought would have long since stagnated and the world remained sunk in ignorance.Islam Her Moral And Spiritual Value|Arthur Glyn Leonard
There he paused, and gazed in anxious meditation upon the black and heavy liquid that stagnated beneath.Bentley's Miscellany, Volume II|Various
The conversation had all along been of the languidest, but at this moment it happened to have stagnated altogether.Great Ghost Stories|Various
Hence, when friendship stagnated, when love lapsed into the inevitable mediocrity and torpor, he fretted or fled.Wisconsin in Story and Song;|Various