What does "Stagnate" mean?


(a.) Stagnant (v. t.) To cease to be brisk or active; to become dull or inactive; as, commerce stagnates; business stagnates (v. t.) To cease to flow; to be motionless; as, blood stagnates in the veins of an animal; hence, to become impure or foul by want of motion; as, air stagnates in a close room

Synonyms idle, laze

Example: "Blood stagnates in the capillaries" Example: "There are marshes that stagnate the waters" Example: "Industry will stagnate if we do not stimulate our economy" Example: "The old man sat and stagnated on his porch"

Word Family stagnated, stagnates, stagnating, stagnation