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

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