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Definition of 'stagnate'


  1. stand still; "Industry will stagnate if we do not stimulate our economy"
  2. cause to stagnate; "There are marshes that stagnate the waters"
  3. cease to flow; stand without moving; "Stagnating waters"; "blood stagnates in the capillaries"
  4. be idle; exist in a changeless situation; "The old man sat and stagnated on his porch"; "He slugged in bed all morning"
       Synonyms: idle laze slug
       Antonyms: work

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