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 for Stagnated
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Stagnate \Stag"nate\ (st[a^]g"n[=a]t), v. i. [imp. & p. p.
     Stagnated (-n[asl]*t[e^]d); p. pr. & vb. n. Stagnating.]
     [L. stagnatus, p. p. of stagnare to stagnate, make stagnant,
     from stagnum a piece of standing water. See Stank a pool,
     and cf. Stanch, v. t.]
     1. To cease to flow; to be motionless; as, blood stagnates in
        the veins of an animal; hence, to become impure or foul by
        want of motion; as, air stagnates in a close room.
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     2. To cease to be brisk or active; to become dull or
        inactive; as, commerce stagnates; business stagnates.
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              Ready-witted tenderness . . . never stagnates in
              vain lamentations while there is any room for hope.
                                                    --Sir W.
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