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

  Stagnant \Stag"nant\ (-nant), a. [L. stagnans, -antis, p. pr. of
     stagnare. See Stagnate.]
     1. That stagnates; not flowing; not running in a current or
        steam; motionless; hence, impure or foul from want of
        motion; as, a stagnant lake or pond; stagnant blood in the
        veins.
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     2. Not active or brisk; dull; as, business is stagnant.
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              That gloomy slumber of the stagnant soul. --Johnson.
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              For him a stagnant life was not worth living.
                                                    --Palfrey.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  stagnant
      adj 1: not circulating or flowing; "dead air"; "dead water";
             "stagnant water" [syn: dead(a), stagnant]
      2: not growing or changing; without force or vitality [syn:
         stagnant, moribund]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  95 Moby Thesaurus words for "stagnant":
     abeyant, apathetic, benumbed, blase, bored, cataleptic, catatonic,
     contaminated, contemplative, dead, debilitated, dirty, do-nothing,
     dopey, dormant, droopy, drugged, dull, enervated, exanimate,
     filthy, flat, foul, groggy, heavy, hebetudinous, idle, immobile,
     in abeyance, in suspense, inactive, inanimate, inert, jaded,
     lackadaisical, laissez-aller, laissez-faire, languid, languorous,
     latent, leaden, lethargic, lifeless, listless, logy, lumpish,
     meditative, moribund, motionless, neuter, neutral, numb, paralytic,
     paralyzed, passive, phlegmatic, polluted, pooped, procrastinating,
     putrefied, putrescent, putrid, quiescent, quiet, quietist,
     quietistic, sated, sedentary, slack, sleeping, sleepy, slow,
     sluggish, slumbering, smoldering, somnolent, stagnating, stale,
     standing, standpat, static, stationary, still, stultified, supine,
     suspended, tame, torpid, unaroused, unmoving, vegetable,
     vegetative, wan, weary, world-weary
  
  

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