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stagnate - Dictionary definition and meaning for word stagnate

(verb) stand still
Example Sentence
  • Industry will stagnate if we do not stimulate our economy

(verb) cause to stagnate
Example Sentence
  • There are marshes that stagnate the waters

(verb) cease to flow; stand without moving
Example Sentence
  • Stagnating waters
  • blood stagnates in the capillaries

(verb) be idle; exist in a changeless situation
Synonyms : idle , laze , slug
Example Sentence
  • The old man sat and stagnated on his porch
  • He slugged in bed all morning

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for stagnate

If you are on STAGe and just ATE something, you become inactive since your too full to move.
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by kfc4me93

Stagnate sounds like STAlagmite and STAlactite, which both must BE IDLE for years in order to obtain their perfect form.
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