stagnate

verb stag·nate \ ˈstag-ˌnāt \
Updated on: 17 Nov 2017

Definition of stagnate

stagnated; stagnating
intransitive verb
:to become or remain stagnant

stagnation

play \stag-ˈnā-shən\ noun

Examples of stagnate in a Sentence

  1. a puddle of stagnating water

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Origin and Etymology of stagnate

Latin stagnatus, past participle of stagnare, from stagnum body of standing water


STAGNATE Defined for English Language Learners

stagnate

verb

Definition of stagnate for English Language Learners

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


STAGNATE Defined for Kids

stagnate

verb stag·nate \ ˈstag-ˌnāt \

Definition of stagnate for Students

stagnated; stagnating
:to be or become inactive or still
  • Business has stagnated.


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