stagnant Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “stagnant” in the English Dictionary

"stagnant" in American English

See all translations

stagnantadjective

us   /ˈstæɡ·nənt/
  • 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)

"stagnant" in Business English

See all translations

stagnantadjective

uk   /ˈstæɡnənt/ us   ECONOMICS
not growing or developing: Recently, the company's sales have been declining or stagnant.stagnant economy/growth/market The business sector was pressing for tax cuts to stimulate a stagnant economy. stagnant prices/sales/wages
(Definition of stagnant from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of stagnant?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“stagnant” in British English

“stagnant” in American English

Watching the detectorists
Watching the detectorists
by ,
May 31, 2016
by Colin McIntosh You could be forgiven for thinking that old-fashioned hobbies that don’t involve computers have fallen out of favour. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth. If anything, the internet has made it easier for people with specialist hobbies from different corners of the world to come together to support one another

Read More 

Word of the Day

biodegrade

to decay naturally and in a way that is not harmful

Word of the Day

decision fatigue noun
decision fatigue noun
May 30, 2016
a decreased ability to make decisions as a result of having too many decisions to make Our brains have a finite number of decisions they can make before they get depleted and become less discerning – so this is called decision fatigue.

Read More