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Meaning of STAGNATE

Pronunciation:  'stagneyt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  be idle; exist in a changeless situation; "The old man sat and stagnated on his porch"; "He slugged in bed all morning"
  2. [v]  cease to flow; stand without moving; "Stagnating waters"; "blood stagnates in the capillaries"
  3. [v]  cause to stagnate; "There are marshes that stagnate the waters"
  4. [v]  stand still; "Industry will stagnate if we do not stimulate our economy"

STAGNATE is a 8 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: idle, laze, slug
 Antonyms: work
 See Also: arse about, arse around, be, bum about, bum around, change, daydream, frig around, fuck off, lie about, lie around, loaf, loll, loll around, lounge about, lounge around, moon, moon around, moon on, ride the bench, warm the bench, waste one's time



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Stag"nate\ (st[a^]g"n[=a]t), v. i. [imp. & p. p.
    {Stagnated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Stagnating}.] [L. stagnatus, p.
    p. of stagnare to stagnate, make stagnant, from stagnum a
    piece of standing water. See {Stank} a pool, and cf.
    {Stanch}, v. t.]
    1. To cease to flow; to be motionless; as, blood stagnates in
       the veins of an animal; hence, to become impure or foul by
       want of motion; as, air stagnates in a close room.
    2. To cease to be brisk or active; to become dull or
       inactive; as, commerce stagnates; business stagnates.
             Ready-witted tenderness . . . never stagnates in
             vain lamentations while there is any room for hope.
                                                   --Sir W.
  2. \Stag"nate\, a.
    Stagnant. [Obs.] ``A stagnate mass of vapors.'' --Young.