The bad news: The rate has stagnated at nearly 21 percent for the last five years after four decades of decline.
Antisubmarine warfare (ASW) has not stagnated, but it shows signs of disarray.
One thing he wants to debunk at the very outset: the claim that wages have stagnated in the US economy.
One thing he wants to debunk at the very outset: that stagnated wages are a result of low-skilled immigrants.
There have been plenty of periods when development has stagnated or even fallen for centuries at a stretch.
There he paused, and gazed in anxious meditation upon the black and heavy liquid that stagnated beneath.
The ebb and flow of my hopes and fears has stagnated into recklessness.
Streams had overflown their banks, the water had stagnated, rank foliage had arisen, and giant trees rotted in swamp and slime.
Nothing ever stagnated here, at the very hub and centre of things.
In spite of its early start and great mental capacities, its culture has stagnated.
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.