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English definition of “stagnant”

stagnant

adjective uk   /ˈstæɡ.nənt/ us  

stagnant adjective (NOT FLOWING)

(of water or air) not flowing or moving, and smelling unpleasant: a stagnant pondImmobilitySmells and smellingMovement of liquids

stagnant adjective (NOT BUSY)

not growing or developing: a stagnant economyPassive and not workingStarting, succeeding and failing in business
(Definition of stagnant from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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