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stag·nant

 (stăg′nənt)
adj.
1. Not flowing or moving, and often foul-smelling or stale: stagnant ponds; stagnant air.
2. Showing little or no activity or vitality; inactive or sluggish: a stagnant economy; a stagnant mind.

[Latin stāgnāns, stāgnant-, present participle of stāgnāre, to be stagnant; see stagnate.]

stag′nan·cy n.
stag′nant·ly adv.

stagnant

(ˈstæɡnənt)
adj
1. (of water, etc) standing still; without flow or current
2. brackish and foul from standing still
3. stale, sluggish, or dull from inaction
4. not growing or developing; static
[C17: from Latin stagnāns, from stagnāre to be stagnant, from stagnum a pool]
ˈstagnancy, ˈstagnance n
ˈstagnantly adv

stag•nant

(ˈstæg nənt)

adj.
1. not flowing or running, as water or air.
2. stale or foul from standing, as a pool of water.
3. inactive or sluggish: a stagnant ecomomy.
[1660–70; < Latin stāgnant-, s. of stāgnāns, present participle of stāgnāre to stagnate; see -ant]
stag′nan•cy, stag′nance, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.stagnant - not circulating or flowing; "dead air"; "dead water"; "stagnant water"
standing - (of fluids) not moving or flowing; "mosquitoes breed in standing water"
2.stagnant - not growing or changing; without force or vitality
adynamic, undynamic - characterized by an absence of force or forcefulness

stagnant

adjective
1. stale, still, standing, quiet, sluggish, motionless, brackish Mosquitoes have been thriving in stagnant water on building sites.
stale clear, fresh, pure, running, moving, flowing, unpolluted
2. inactive, declining, stagnating, flat, slow, depressed, sluggish, slow-moving Mass movements are often a factor in the awakening of stagnant societies.
Translations
راكِدراكِد، غَيْر نَشيط
stagnujícístojatý
stagnerendestillestående
stagnáló
staîinn, fúllstaînaîur
sąstingisstagnacijastovėtistovintisužsistovėti
inertsneaktīvssastāvējiesstāvošs
stagnujúcistojatý

stagnant

[ˈstægnənt] ADJ
1. [water] → estancado
2. (fig) [economy, industry] → estancado, paralizado; [market] → inactivo, estancado; [society] → anquilosado

stagnant

[ˈstægnənt] adj
[water] → stagnant(e)
[economy] → stagnant(e)

stagnant

adj (= still, not moving) air, water(still)stehend attr, → gestaut; (= foul, stale) waterabgestanden; airverbraucht; tradestagnierend, stockend; mindträge; the economy/market is stagnantdie Wirtschaft/der Markt stagniert

stagnant

[ˈstægnənt] adjstagnante

stagnant

(ˈstӕgnənt) adjective
1. (of water) standing still rather than flowing and therefore usually dirty. a stagnant pool.
2. dull or inactive. Our economy is stagnant.
stagnate (stӕgˈneit) , ((American) ˈstӕgneit) verb
1. (of water) to be or become stagnant.
2. to become dull and inactive.
stagˈnation noun
References in classic literature ?
I DWELT alone In a world of moan, And my soul was a stagnant tide, Till the fair and gentle Eulalie became my blushing bride - Till the yellow-haired young Eulalie became my smiling bride.
The slanting rays of the sun were still hot; his clothes, soaked through with perspiration, stuck to his body; his left boot full of water weighed heavily on his leg and squeaked at every step; the sweat rain in drops down his powder-grimed face, his mouth was full of the bitter taste, his nose of the smell of powder and stagnant water, his ears were ringing with the incessant whir of the snipe; he could not touch the stock of his gun, it was so hot; his heart beat with short, rapid throbs; his hands shook with excitement, and his weary legs stumbled and staggered over the hillocks and in the swamp, but still he walked on and still he shot.
But one transparent blue morning, when a stillness almost preternatural spread over the sea, however unattended with any stagnant calm; when the long burnished sun-glade on the waters seemed a golden finger laid across them, enjoining some secresy; when the slippered waves whispered together as they softly ran on; in this profound hush of the visible sphere a strange spectre was seen by Daggoo from the main-mast-head.
That merry scamp's face whose beaming had so often restored serenity to the priest's sombre physiognomy, was now powerless to melt the gloom which grew more dense every day over that corrupted, mephitic, and stagnant soul.
Also, he was perishing for water, and panted, dry-tongued, dry-mouthed, in the stagnant heat.
Let the domestic record of our stagnant life in Perthshire (so far as I am concerned in it) be presented in my mother's words, not in mine.
The evening was oppressively warm, the air stagnant.
The very soil of the earth is made up of minute fragments such as these; each pool of stagnant water has its crust of vegetable rottenness; on every side there are the boughs, and trunks, and stumps of trees, in every possible stage of decay, decomposition, and neglect.
A peculiar stagnant smell hung over the anchorage--a smell of sodden leaves and rotting tree trunks.
Raised in unrivalled prosperity, we inherit an economy that is still the world's strongest, but is weakened by business failures, stagnant wages, increasing inequality, and deep divisions among OUR OWN people.
Suffer THAT to circulate, let your spirits be never so stagnant.
but in some low and obscure nook, --some narrow closet on the ground-floor, shut, locked and bolted, and the key flung away,--or beneath the marble pavement, in a stagnant water-puddle, with the richest pattern of mosaic-work above,--may lie a corpse, half decayed, and still decaying, and diffusing its death-scent all through the palace