Definition of Stagnant

1. Adjective. Not circulating or flowing. "Stagnant water"

Exact synonyms: Dead
Similar to: Standing
Derivative terms: Deadness, Stagnancy, Stagnate, Stagnate



2. Adjective. Not growing or changing; without force or vitality.
Exact synonyms: Moribund
Similar to: Adynamic, Undynamic
Derivative terms: Stagnancy, Stagnate

Definition of Stagnant

1. a. 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.

Definition of Stagnant

1. Adjective. Lacking freshness, motion, flow, progress, or change; stale; motionless; still. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Stagnant

1. not moving or flowing [adj]

Medical Definition of Stagnant

1. 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. 2. Not active or brisk; dull; as, business in stagnant. "That gloomy slumber of the stagnant soul." (Johnson) "For him a stagnant life was not worth living." (Palfrey) Origin: L. Stagnans, -antis, p.pr. Of stagnare. See Stagnate. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Stagnant

stagiaire
stagiaires
stagier
stagiest
stagily
staginess
staginesses
staging
staging area
stagings
staglike
stagnance
stagnances
stagnancies
stagnancy
stagnant (current term)
stagnant anoxia
stagnant hypoxia
stagnantly
stagnate
stagnated
stagnates
stagnating
stagnation
stagnation mastitis
stagnations
stags
stagworm
stagy
stahlian

Literary usage of Stagnant

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1. Proceedings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (1894)
"These basins give origin to chains of small lakes along the valleys. It seems clear that in the late stages of the last ice epoch, the ice became stagnant ..."

2. A Sketch of the Botany of South-Carolina and Georgia by Stephen Elliott (1821)
"Grows in stagnant water, both in Carolina and Georgia. ... Floating in stagnant water. Scape or rather peduncle 6 inches long, bearing a few small flowers. ..."

3. Pneumonia: Its Supposed Connection, Pathological and Etiological, with by René La Roche (1854)
"stagnant water, particularly that contained in marshes and swamps, cannot support animal life, and furnishes no clement for the sustenance of fish. ..."

4. Animal Life as Affected by the Natural Conditions of Existence by Carl Semper (1881)
"I shall begin the discussion of the whole p/ubject with such facts and experiments as illustrate the selective or transforming influence of stagnant water. ..."

5. Animal Life as Affected by the Natural Conditions of Existence by Carl Semper (1881)
"CHAPTER V. THE INFLUENCE OF stagnant WATER. THE media surrounding the animal, and in which it lires, are sometimes gaseous, as the atmosphere, ..."

6. Animal Life as Affected by the Natural Conditions of Existence by Carl Semper (1881)
"CHAPTER V. THE INFLUENCE OF stagnant WATER. THE media surrounding the animal, and in which it lives, are sometimes gaseous, as the atmosphere, ..."

7. The Natural Conditions of Existence as They Affect Animal Life by Carl Semper (1883)
"CHAPTER V. THE INFLUENCE OF stagnant WATER. THE media surrounding the animal, and in which it lives, are sometimes gaseous, as the atmosphere, ..."

8. The Principles of Economic Geology by William Harvey Emmons (1918)
"Region of Nearly stagnant Water.—The zone of the deeper circulation varies greatly in depth and vertical extent. Its water is discharged at points that are ..."

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