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English definition of “stagnate”

stagnate

verb [I]  /ˈstæɡ·neɪt/ us  
to stay the same and not grow or develop: The local economy stagnated when the factories closed.
stagnation
noun [U]  /stæɡˈneɪ·ʃən/ us  
High costs have caused stagnation in the building industries.
(Definition of stagnate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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