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English definition of “stagnate”

stagnate

verb [I]     /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     /stæɡˈneɪ.ʃən/ noun [U] Failing and doing badly
(Definition of stagnate verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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