One crude indicator: life expectancy numbers have tended to stagnate in the U.S. in recent years.
In this scenario, productivity will rise, but wages may stagnate or decline.
Anders Aslund says that “[t]he Russian economy was earlier set to stagnate, but now it is likely to contract.”
The jury is still out on whether the tide will recede, stagnate or become a flood.
And just as early birds use fear to motivate, procrastinators use fear to stagnate.
My figures seem disposed to stagnate without crowds about them.
You and your wife Joanna may stagnate here till you blue-mold, for me.
I am all driven inwards, and thought turns sour when one lets it stagnate like that.
Let them squeal, let them stagnate, let dust settle on their wares that no man came to buy.
The mind will stagnate and engender moral miasma, as much as the pool never stirred by a tide or swept by the winds.
1660s (implied in stagnation), from Latin stagnatum, stagnatus, past participle of stagnare "to stagnate," from stagnatum "standing water," from PIE root *stag- "to seep drip" (cf. Greek stazein "to ooze, drip;" see stalactite). Related: Stagnated; stagnating.