stagnant Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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Meaning of “stagnant” in the English Dictionary

"stagnant" in British English

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stagnantadjective

uk   us   /ˈstæɡ.nənt/

stagnant adjective (NOT FLOWING)

(of ​water or ​air) not ​flowing or ​moving, and ​smellingunpleasant: a stagnant ​pond

stagnant adjective (NOT BUSY)

not ​growing or ​developing: a stagnant ​economy
(Definition of stagnant from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"stagnant" in American English

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stagnantadjective

 us   /ˈstæɡ·nənt/

stagnant adjective (NOT FLOWING)

(of ​liquids or ​air) not ​flowing or ​moving, and often ​smellingunpleasant: Hot, stagnant ​airfilled the ​subway.

stagnant adjective (NOT BUSY)

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

"stagnant" in Business English

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stagnantadjective

uk   us   /ˈstæɡnənt/ ECONOMICS
not ​growing or ​developing: Recently, the company's ​sales have been ​declining or stagnant.stagnant economy/growth/market The ​businesssector was ​pressing for ​taxcuts to ​stimulate a stagnant ​economy. stagnant ​prices/​sales/​wages
(Definition of stagnant from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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