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verb [intransitive]     stagnate pronunciation in American English
/ˈstæɡˌneɪt/
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present tense
I/you/we/theystagnate
he/she/itstagnates
present participlestagnating
past tensestagnated
past participlestagnated
  1. 1
    to stay the same without growing or developing

    My career was stagnating and I knew it was time for a move.

  2. 2
    if water stagnates, it does not flow and often smells bad
 
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