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English definition of “stagnate”

stagnate

verb [I]
 
 
/stæɡˈneɪt/ US  /ˈstæɡneɪt/
to stay the same and not grow or develop: He expects the economy to stagnate and unemployment to rise.Failing and doing badly
stagnation
 
 
/stæɡˈneɪʃən/ noun [U]
(Definition of stagnate from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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