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stagnate
used in The Picture of Dorian Gray - 20 chapter version

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Definition
staying still or not developing
  • And what an utter intellectual stagnation it reveals!
    Chapter 8 (60% in)
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.)
  • Country people have no opportunity of being either, so they stagnate.
    Chapter 19 (5% in)

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