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stagnate

stag·nate

stagnate

 
 
pronunciation:
staeg neIt
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: stagnated, stagnates, stagnating
definition: 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.
antonyms:
flow
similar words:
decay, degenerate, deteriorate, fester, stale, stall, stand
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derivation: stagnation (n.)