stagnate Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"stagnate" in British English

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stagnateverb [I]

uk   /stæɡˈneɪt/  us   /ˈstæɡ.neɪt/
to ​stay the same and not ​grow or ​develop: The ​electronicsindustry is ​showingsigns of stagnating after 15 ​years of ​growth.
stagnation
noun [U] uk   us   /stæɡˈneɪ.ʃən/
(Definition of stagnate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"stagnate" in American English

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stagnateverb [I]

 us   /ˈstæɡ·neɪt/
to ​stay the same and not ​grow or ​develop: The ​localeconomy stagnated when the ​factoriesclosed.
stagnation
noun [U]  us   /stæɡˈneɪ·ʃən/
High ​costs have caused stagnation in the ​buildingindustries.
(Definition of stagnate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"stagnate" in Business English

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stagnateverb [I]

uk   /stæɡˈneɪt/  us   /ˈstæɡneɪt/ ECONOMICS
to ​stopgrowing or ​developing and not show any ​signs of ​activity: The ​housingmarket stagnated as ​risinginterestratessqueezed many ​buyers out of the ​market. While the ​volume of ​trafficsoared during the past two decades, ​transportationfunding stagnated.
stagnating
adjective
Michigan is ​struggling with high ​unemployment and a stagnating ​economy.
(Definition of stagnate from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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