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stagnate

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Definition staying still or not developing
  • We don't want the economy to stagnate.
stagnate = stay still or not develop
  • Their political victory led to stagnation and relative decline compared to surrounding countries.
  • stagnation = lack of development
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • There are marshes that stagnate the waters
  • without progress there will be stagnation and decay.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • stagnation = a lack of development
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • they'd chosen always the clear, safe course that leads ever downward into stagnation.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • stagnation = not developing or improving
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • Our village life would stagnate if it were not for the unexplored forests and meadows which surround it.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • stagnate = not develop
  • I watched the tide of life that flowed through the streets, and found it a strange contrast to the stagnation in our Southern towns.
    Harriet Jacobs  --  Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
  • stagnation = lack of development
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • The complexity of Petersburg, as a rule, had a stimulating effect on him, rousing him out of his Moscow stagnation.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • stagnation = lack of development
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • There is an atmosphere of oppressive stagnation in the room,
    Eugene O'Neill  --  The Iceman Cometh
  • stagnation = dullness (from nothing developing beyond the same old routine)
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • a veritable body of death, stagnating, depressing, retarding every effort to advance the body politic.
    Booker T. Washington  --  Up From Slavery: An Autobiography
  • stagnating = stopping movement and development
  • Back in Detroit, the labor war had stagnated, with each side accusing the other of failing to communicate.
    Mitch Albom  --  Tuesdays with Morrie
  • stagnated = stopped developing
  • without this hard work, time itself becomes an ally of the forces of social stagnation.
    Martin Luther King, Jr.  --  Letter from a Birmingham Jail
  • stagnation = lack of development
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • Without standardized materials and methods, they worried that the field of tissue culture would stagnate.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • stagnate = not develop
  • If you didn't exercise enough, your muscles stagnated.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Lucky One
  • stagnated = stopped developing
  • but women ... suffer from too rigid a restraint, too absolute a stagnation, precisely as men would suffer; and it is narrow-minded in their more privileged fellow-creatures to say that they ought to confine themselves to making puddings and knitting stockings, to playing on the piano and embroidering bags.
    Virginia Woolf  --  A Room of One's Own
  • stagnation = lack of development or movement
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • And what an utter intellectual stagnation it reveals!
    Oscar Wilde  --  The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • stagnation = lack of development
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • While we argue that schooling girls does stimulate economic growth and foster stability, for example, it is also true that one of the most educated parts of rural India is the state of Kerala, which has stagnated economically.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • stagnated = stopped developing
  • I should rush into idleness, and stagnate there with all my might.
    Eliot, George  --  Middlemarch
  • blood stagnates in the capillaries
  • Our village life would stagnate if it were not for the unexplored forests and meadows which surround it.
    Thoreau, Henry David  --  Walden & on the Duty of Civil Disobedience

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