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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.
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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.
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