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Meaning of STAGNANT

Pronunciation:  'stagnunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  not growing or changing; without force or vitality
  2. [adj]  not circulating or flowing; "dead air"; "dead water"; "stagnant water"
 

STAGNANT is a 8 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: adynamic, dead(a), moribund, standing(a), undynamic
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Stag"nant\, a. [L. stagnans, -antis, p. pr. of
stagnare. See {Stagnate}.]
1. That stagnates; not flowing; not running in a current or
   steam; motionless; hence, impure or foul from want of
   motion; as, a stagnant lake or pond; stagnant blood in the
   veins.

2. Not active or brisk; dull; as, business in stagnant.

         That gloomy slumber of the stagnant soul. --Johnson.

         For him a stagnant life was not worth living.
                                               --Palfrey.

 

 

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