- Word Combinations (verb)
|part of speech:
||stagnates, stagnating, stagnated
||to be or become motionless, fouled, or lacking in energy, originality, or development; be or become stagnant.
The dumping of waste into the river eventually caused it to stagnate.Industry stagnated as the recession continued.The mystery writer was bored with her detective character and felt that her ideas had stagnated.
- similar words:
- decay, degenerate, deteriorate, fester, stale, stall, stand