intransitive verb stag·nate \ˈstag-ˌnāt\

: to stop developing, progressing, moving, etc. : to be or become stagnant


Full Definition of STAGNATE

:  to become or remain stagnant
stag·na·tion \stag-ˈnā-shən\ noun

Examples of STAGNATE

  1. a puddle of stagnating water

Origin of STAGNATE

Latin stagnatus, past participle of stagnare, from stagnum body of standing water
First Known Use: 1661

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STAGNATION Defined for Kids


verb stag·nate \ˈstag-ˌnāt\

Definition of STAGNATE for Kids

:  to be or become inactive or still <Business has stagnated.>


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