Definition of STAGNATE

verb : STAGNATE

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) stand still; "Industry will stagnate if we do not stimulate our economy" ;

  • 2. (

    ) cause to stagnate; "There are marshes that stagnate the waters" ;

  • 3. (

    ) cease to flow; stand without moving; "Stagnating waters"; "blood stagnates in the capillaries" ;

  • 4. (

    ) be idle; exist in a changeless situation; "The old man sat and stagnated on his porch"; "He slugged in bed all morning" ;


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