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EtymologyEdit

From French stagnant, from Latin stagnans, present participle of stagno (to form a pool of standing water).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈstæɡnənt/
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AdjectiveEdit

stagnant (comparative more stagnant, superlative most stagnant)

  1. Lacking freshness, motion, or flow; decaying through stillness.
    a stagnant pool
    stagnant water
  2. (figuratively) Without progress or change; stale; inactive.
    a stagnant economy
    stagnant prices

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VerbEdit

stagnant

  1. present participle of stagner

AdjectiveEdit

stagnant (feminine singular stagnante, masculine plural stagnants, feminine plural stagnantes)

  1. stagnant

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