Definition of Stagnate

1. Verb. Stand still. "Industry will stagnate if we do not stimulate our economy"

Generic synonyms: Be
Derivative terms: Stagnant, Stagnation



2. Verb. Cause to stagnate. "There are marshes that stagnate the waters"
Generic synonyms: Change
Derivative terms: Stagnancy, Stagnant, Stagnation, Stagnation

3. Verb. Cease to flow; stand without moving. "Blood stagnates in the capillaries"
Generic synonyms: Be
Derivative terms: Stagnancy, Stagnant, Stagnation

4. Verb. Be idle; exist in a changeless situation. "He slugged in bed all morning"

Definition of Stagnate

1. v. i. 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. a. Stagnant.

Definition of Stagnate

1. Verb. To cease motion, activity, or progress; to come to rest; to cease to advance or change; to become idle or cease to flow. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Stagnate

1. to become stagnant [v -NATED, -NATING, -NATES] - See also: stagnant

Medical Definition of Stagnate

1. 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. Scott) Origin: L. Stagnatus, p.p. Of stagnare to stagnate, make stagnant, from stagnum a piece of standing water. See Stank a pool, and cf. Stanch. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Stagnate

stagily
staginess
staginesses
staging
staging area
stagings
staglike
stagnance
stagnances
stagnancies
stagnancy
stagnant
stagnant anoxia
stagnant hypoxia
stagnantly
stagnate (current term)
stagnated
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stagnation mastitis
stagnations
stags
stagworm
stagy
stahlian
staid
staider
staidest
staidly

Literary usage of Stagnate

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1. English Synonymes Explained: In Alphabetical Order ; with Copious by George Crabb (1883)
"stagnate, in Latin ... water may both titled and stagnate ; but the former is a temporary, ... but it stagnate« in a pond or in any confined .«pace. ..."

2. The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. by James Boswell (1826)
"... animated, and bustling mind never suffered conversation to stagnate; and Mrs. Sheridan was a most agreeable companion to an intellectual man. ..."

3. Studies of a Biographer by Leslie Stephen (1902)
"The problem, once more, is to facilitate the play of this natural force ; for if the wise man imitates the fool, society will stagnate, while it is rather ..."

4. The Historical Writings of John Fiske by John Fiske (1902)
"... we realize how serious had been the political retrogression, how grave the danger that the stream of human life might come to stagnate in Europe, ..."

5. The Edinburgh Annual Register by Sir Walter Scott, Walter Scott (1823)
"... From this hour let the blood in their dastardly veins, That shrunk at the first touch of liberty's war, Be suck'd out by tyrants, or stagnate in chains. ..."

6. The Olive Branch: Or, Faults on Both Sides, Federal and Democratic. A by Mathew Carey (1814)
"&c. stagnate on his hands, will thereby suffer no injury, although they fall in value 30, 40, 50, or 60 per cent. 'Tis passing strange ! ..."

7. The Beginnings of New England: Or, The Puritan Theocracy in Its Relations to by John Fiske (1898)
"... we realize how serious had been the political retrogression, how grave the danger that the stream of human life might come to stagnate in Europe, ..."

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