- To stagnate is to sit still or stop moving.
- An example of stagnate is for water to not move in a pond.
- An example of stagnate is for someone's career to stop moving forward.
stagnate definition by Webster's New World
Origin: ; from Classical Latin stagnatus, past participle of stagnare, to stagnate ; from stagnum, pool, swamp, standing water ; from Indo-European base an unverified form stag-, to trickle, seep from source Classical Greek stazein, to drip
- stagnation noun
stagnate definition by American Heritage Dictionary
intransitive verb stag·nat·ed, stag·nat·ing, stag·nates
Origin: Latin stāgnāre, stāgnāt-, from stāgnum, swamp.
- stag·naˈtion noun