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

  Stagnate \Stag"nate\ (-n[asl]t), a.
     Stagnant. [Obs.] "A stagnate mass of vapors." --Young.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  stagnate
      v 1: stand still; "Industry will stagnate if we do not stimulate
           our economy"
      2: cause to stagnate; "There are marshes that stagnate the
         waters"
      3: cease to flow; stand without moving; "Stagnating waters";
         "blood stagnates in the capillaries"
      4: be idle; exist in a changeless situation; "The old man sat
         and stagnated on his porch"; "He slugged in bed all morning"
         [syn: idle, laze, slug, stagnate] [ant: work]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  40 Moby Thesaurus words for "stagnate":
     be a sideliner, be still, coast, constipate, decay, decline,
     decompose, degenerate, delay, deteriorate, do nothing, drift, fust,
     go to pot, go to seed, hang fire, hibernate, idle, just be,
     languish, lie dormant, merely exist, moulder, not budge, not stir,
     pass the time, rest, rot, rust, sit back, sit it out, sleep,
     slumber, smolder, spoil, stifle, trammel, vegetate, wait and see,
     watch and wait
  
  

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