Definition of stagnate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    stagnate

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//ˈstæɡneɪt//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they stagnate
     
    he / she / it stagnates
     
    past simple stagnated
     
    -ing form stagnating
     
     
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  1. 1 [intransitive] to stop developing or making progress Profits have stagnated. I feel like I'm stagnating in this job. Businesses must adapt to change or stagnate.
  2. 2[intransitive] to be or become stagnant The water in the pond was stagnating.
NAmE//stæɡˈneɪʃn//
 
noun [uncountable] a period of economic stagnation
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