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verb [intransitive] stagnate pronunciation in American English /ˈstæɡˌneɪt/
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present tense
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


to fall over forwards so that your face hits the ground or another surface

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