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Lacking freshness, motion, flow, progress, or change; stale; motionless; still.
From French stagnant, from Latin stagnans, present participle of stagno (“to form a pool of standing water")
Latin stāgnāns stāgnant- present participle of stāgnāre to be stagnant stagnate
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
A stagnant pool was useless.
She walked down the alley, nose wrinkling at the scents of trash and stagnant water.
The climate is by nature unhealthy, the supply of running water being small, and that of stagnant water, from which arises a fatal malaria, being considerable.
I don't want to get stagnant in one job, one career or one thing.
They form a region of salt lakes and stagnant marshes, relieved by wide flat spaces of open plateau country.
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