- Word Combinations (verb)
|part of speech:
||stagnated, stagnates, stagnating
||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.The industry stagnated as the recession continued.
- similar words:
- decay, degenerate, deteriorate, fester, stale, stall, stand