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STAGNANT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does stagnant mean? 

STAGNANT (adjective)
  The adjective STAGNANT has 2 senses:

1. not circulating or flowing
2. not growing or changing; without force or vitality

  Familiarity information: STAGNANT used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


STAGNANT (adjective)


Sense 1stagnant [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Not circulating or flowing

Synonyms:

stagnant; dead

Context examples:

dead air / dead water / stagnant water

Similar:

standing ((of fluids) not moving or flowing)


Sense 2stagnant [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Not growing or changing; without force or vitality

Synonyms:

moribund; stagnant

Similar:

adynamic; undynamic (characterized by an absence of force or forcefulness)


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