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Definition of "stagnate" [stag•nate]

  • To be or become stagnant. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "stagnate" in a sentence
  • "If there's cement there and there's no communication that means we have what we call stagnate oil trapped around that casing up to the well head."
  • "Desch expects revenues to "stagnate" next year, says Uwe Geilker, a member of Desch's executive board."
  • "During a hearing at a Croydon employment tribunal, Sky Movies director Ian Lewis said that he had instigated the restructure to ensure that the website did not "stagnate"."