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What does "Stagnate" mean?

Definition

(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