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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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