Antonyms for stagnate

Grammar : Verb
Spell : stag-neyt
Phonetic Transcription : ˈstæg neɪt

Definition of stagnate

Origin :
  • 1660s (implied in stagnation), from Latin stagnatum, stagnatus, past participle of stagnare "to stagnate," from stagnatum "standing water," from PIE root *stag- "to seep drip" (cf. Greek stazein "to ooze, drip;" see stalactite). Related: Stagnated; stagnating.
  • verb deteriorate by lack of action
Example sentences :
  • You and your wife Joanna may stagnate here till you blue-mold, for me.
  • Extract from : « The Midnight Queen » by May Agnes Fleming
  • Let them squeal, let them stagnate, let dust settle on their wares that no man came to buy.
  • Extract from : « Trail's End » by George W. Ogden
  • Oh, we'd had star-travel for centuries, we were beginning to stagnate.
  • Extract from : « The Colors of Space » by Marion Zimmer Bradley
  • The villages, drained of their best blood, stagnate and decay.
  • Extract from : « The New World of Islam » by Lothrop Stoddard
  • This became a nightmare that threatened to stagnate the blood in his veins.
  • Extract from : « The Red Acorn » by John McElroy
  • The blood must not stagnate round the heart, or the extremities will soon suffer.
  • Extract from : « Churchwardens' Manual » by George Henry
  • As often as the water began to stagnate it was drained off and renewed.
  • Extract from : « The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft, Volume 2 » by Hubert Howe Bancroft
  • My blood seemed to stagnate on its course, while I thought that this might well happen.
  • Extract from : « Basil » by Wilkie Collins
  • "A fellow's not going to stagnate in Benton," replied Neale.
  • Extract from : « The U.P. Trail » by Zane Grey
  • The ropes bound about his legs had caused the blood to stagnate in the veins.
  • Extract from : « The Motor Boys Across the Plains » by Clarence Young

Synonyms for stagnate

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