Antonyms for stagnate
|Grammar : Verb|
|Spell : stag-neyt|
|Phonetic Transcription : ˈstæg neɪt|
Definition of stagnateOrigin :
- 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
- 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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