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STAGNATE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does stagnate mean? 

STAGNATE (verb)
  The verb STAGNATE has 4 senses:

1. stand still
2. cause to stagnate
3. cease to flow; stand without moving
4. be idle; exist in a changeless situation

  Familiarity information: STAGNATE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


STAGNATE (verb)


Sense 1stagnate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Stand still

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Context example:

Industry will stagnate if we do not stimulate our economy

Hypernyms (to "stagnate" is one way to...):

be (have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun))

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


Sense 2stagnate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cause to stagnate

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Context example:

There are marshes that stagnate the waters

Hypernyms (to "stagnate" is one way to...):

change (undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s something


Sense 3stagnate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cease to flow; stand without moving

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Context examples:

Stagnating waters / blood stagnates in the capillaries

Hypernyms (to "stagnate" is one way to...):

be (have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun))

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


Sense 4stagnate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be idle; exist in a changeless situation

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

laze; idle; slug; stagnate

Context examples:

The old man sat and stagnated on his porch / He slugged in bed all morning

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "stagnate"):

moon; moon around; moon on (be idle in a listless or dreamy way)

ride the bench; warm the bench (be out of the game)

daydream; moon (have dreamlike musings or fantasies while awake)

arse about; arse around; bum; bum about; bum around; frig around; fuck off; loaf; loll; loll around; lounge about; lounge around; waste one's time (be lazy or idle)

lie about; lie around (hang around idly)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


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