stagnant

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French stagnant, from Latin stagnans, present participle of stagno (to form a pool of standing water).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈstæɡnənt/
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Adjective[edit]

stagnant (comparative more stagnant, superlative most stagnant)

  1. Lacking freshness, motion, or flow; decaying through stillness.
    a stagnant pool
    stagnant water
  2. (figuratively) Without progress or change; stale; inactive.
    a stagnant economy
    stagnant prices

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French[edit]

Verb[edit]

stagnant

  1. present participle of stagner

Adjective[edit]

stagnant (feminine singular stagnante, masculine plural stagnants, feminine plural stagnantes)

  1. stagnant

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