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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 ?
In this manner, pools and ponds, and even the great fresh-water lakes, may be stagnant, as you and I both know they are, having seen them; but when you come to spread water over a great tract, like the sea, where the earth is round, how in reason can the water be quiet?
Not with such fervor prays the torpid recluse, looking forward to the cold, sunless, stagnant calm of a day that is to be like innumerable yesterdays.
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.
And also he owned the other hole near by, where the stagnant water was; and it was he who cut the ice and sold it; and what was more, if the men told truth, he had not had to pay any taxes for the water, and he had built the icehouse out of city lumber, and had not had to pay anything for that.
The sight of her would set his stagnant blood leaping; the sight of her --
The cellar had two feet of stagnant water in it, and was bottomed with six inches of soft mud.
It was as if a sweet clear spring had begun to rise in a stagnant pool and had risen and risen until at last it sweptthe dark water away.
Far and near, all sound lay dead, drowned in the stagnant cold.
There started up, from the gate, or from the rushes, or from the ooze (which was quite in his stagnant way), Old Orlick.
A peculiar stagnant smell hung over the anchorage--a smell of sodden leaves and rotting tree trunks.
She called Raoul to come quite close to her and they walked side by side along the zinc streets, in the leaden avenues; they looked at their twin shapes in the huge tanks, full of stagnant water, where, in the hot weather, the little boys of the ballet, a score or so, learn to swim and dive.
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.