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English definition of “stagnate”

stagnate

verb [I] uk   /stæɡˈneɪt/ us    /ˈstæɡ.neɪt/
to stay the same and not grow or develop: The electronics industry is showing signs of stagnating after 15 years of growth.Failing and doing badly
stagnation
noun [U] uk   /stæɡˈneɪ.ʃən/ us  
Failing and doing badly
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