stagnate - definition and synonyms

verb [intransitive] 

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/stæɡˈneɪt/
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