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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

Examples from the Web for stagnate
Contemporary Examples of stagnate

In this scenario, productivity will rise, but wages may stagnate or decline.

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In the Future We'll All Be Renters: America's Disappearing Middle Class
Joel Kotkin
August 10, 2014

Anders Aslund says that “[t]he Russian economy was earlier set to stagnate , but now it is likely to contract.”

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Britain’s KGB Sugar Daddy
Michael Weiss
March 7, 2014

One crude indicator: life expectancy numbers have tended to stagnate in the U.S. in recent years.

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The Medicare Problem is the Healthcare Problem
David Frum
April 11, 2012

And just as early birds use fear to motivate, procrastinators use fear to stagnate .

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7 Tax Personality Types
Farnoosh Torabi
April 15, 2011

The jury is still out on whether the tide will recede, stagnate or become a flood.

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How Hillary Won Over India
M.J. Akbar
July 27, 2009

Historical Examples of stagnate
You and your wife Joanna may stagnate here till you blue-mold, for me.

The Midnight Queen
May Agnes Fleming

Let them squeal, let them stagnate , let dust settle on their wares that no man came to buy.

Trail's End
George W. Ogden

Oh, we'd had star-travel for centuries, we were beginning to stagnate .

The Colors of Space
Marion Zimmer Bradley

The villages, drained of their best blood, stagnate and decay.

The New World of Islam
Lothrop Stoddard

This became a nightmare that threatened to stagnate the blood in his veins.

The Red Acorn
John McElroy
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