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    stagnate

    stagnate - Dictionary definition and meaning for word stagnate

    Definition
    (verb) stand still
    Example Sentence
    • Industry will stagnate if we do not stimulate our economy
    Definition
    (verb) cause to stagnate
    Example Sentence
    • There are marshes that stagnate the waters
    Definition
    (verb) cease to flow; stand without moving
    Example Sentence
    • Stagnating waters
    • blood stagnates in the capillaries
    Definition
    (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.

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

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