stagnate

[stag-neyt]
verb (used without object), stagnated, stagnating.
1.
to cease to run or flow, as water, air, etc.
2.
to be or become stale or foul from standing, as a pool of water.
3.
to stop developing, growing, progressing, or advancing: My mind is stagnating from too much TV.
4.
to be or become sluggish and dull: When the leading lady left, the show started to stagnate.
verb (used with object), stagnated, stagnating.
5.
to make stagnant.

Origin:
1660–70; < Latin stāgnātus (past participle of stāgnāre), equivalent to stāgn(um) pool of standing water + -ātus -ate1

stagnation, noun
stagnatory [stag-nuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] , adjective
unstagnating, adjective
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stagnate (stæɡˈneɪt, ˈstæɡˌneɪt)
 
vb
(intr) to be or to become stagnant
 
stag'nation
 
n

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stagnate
1665 (implied in stagnation), from L. stagnatum, stagnatus, pp. of stagnare "to stagnate," from stagnatum "standing water," from PIE base *stag- "to seep drip" (cf. Gk. stazein "to ooze, drip;" see stalactite).
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Example sentences
The climate is not a stagnate structure, but rather a chaotic one.
Higher savings might bring down our trade deficit, but growth would still
  stagnate.
If the system settles into harmony and equilibrium, it will eventually stagnate
  and die.
Corporate profits are setting records, by some measures, even as wages stagnate.
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