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Date: 1600-1700
Language: Latin
Origin: , past participle of stagnare, from stagnum 'area of water that is not flowing'

stagnate

verb
     
stag‧nate [intransitive]
to stop developing or making progress:
Growth is expected to stagnate next year.
His career had stagnated.
stagnation noun [uncountable]
economic stagnation

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