Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb stagnate

4 senses of stagnate

Sense 1
stagnate -- (stand still; "Industry will stagnate if we do not stimulate our economy")
       => be -- (have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer")

Sense 2
stagnate -- (cause to stagnate; "There are marshes that stagnate the waters")
       => change -- (undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night")

Sense 3
stagnate -- (cease to flow; stand without moving; "Stagnating waters"; "blood stagnates in the capillaries")
       => be -- (have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer")

Sense 4
idle, laze, slug, stagnate -- (be idle; exist in a changeless situation; "The old man sat and stagnated on his porch"; "He slugged in bed all morning")

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