- Present participle of stagnate.
Variant of stagnate
intransitive verbstagnated, stagnating
to be or become stagnant
Origin of stagnate; 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
to make stagnant