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English definition of “stagnant”

stagnant

adjective  /ˈstæɡ·nənt/ us  

stagnant adjective (NOT FLOWING)

(of liquids or air) not flowing or moving, and often smelling unpleasant: Hot, stagnant air filled the subway.

stagnant adjective (NOT BUSY)

not growing or developing: Jobs become scarce in a stagnant economy.
(Definition of stagnant from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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