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stagnate (v.)

1660s, from Latin stagnatum, stagnatus, past participle of stagnare "to stagnate," from stagnatum "standing water, pond, swamp," perhaps from a PIE root *stag- "to seep drip" (source also of Greek stazein "to ooze, drip;" see stalactite). Figurative use by 1709. Related: Stagnated; stagnating.

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Definitions of stagnate from WordNet

stagnate (v.)
stand still;
Industry will stagnate if we do not stimulate our economy
stagnate (v.)
cause to stagnate;
There are marshes that stagnate the waters
stagnate (v.)
cease to flow; stand without moving;
blood stagnates in the capillaries
stagnate (v.)
be idle; exist in a changeless situation;
The old man sat and stagnated on his porch
Synonyms: idle / laze / slug
From wordnet.princeton.edu