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stagnate

stag·nate

stagnate

 
pronunciation:
staeg neIt
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.The industry stagnated as the recession continued.
antonyms:
flow
similar words:
decay, degenerate, deteriorate, fester, stale, stall, stand
derivation: stagnation (n.)