March 19th, 2019

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Tuesday word: Stagnate

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Stagnate (verb)
stag·nate [stag-neyt]

verb (used without object), stag·nat·ed, stag·nat·ing.
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), stag·nat·ed, stag·nat·ing.
5. to make stagnant.

Related forms
stag·na·tion , noun
stag·na·to·ry [ stag -nuh -tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ˈstæg nəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/ , adjective
un·stag·nat·ing , adjective

Related Words for stagnate
fester, stall, hibernate, languish, decline, decay, stultify, trammel, idle, stand, putrefy, stifle, rot, rust, vegetate, constipate

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

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