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Wordnet 3.0


1. not circulating or flowing;
- Example: "dead air"
- Example: "dead water"
- Example: "stagnant water"
[syn: dead(a), stagnant]

2. not growing or changing; without force or vitality;
[syn: stagnant, moribund]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Stagnant \Stag"nant\ (-nant), a. [L. stagnans, -antis, p. pr. of stagnare. See Stagnate.] 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. [1913 Webster] 2. Not active or brisk; dull; as, business is stagnant. [1913 Webster] That gloomy slumber of the stagnant soul. --Johnson. [1913 Webster] For him a stagnant life was not worth living. --Palfrey. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

stagnant adj 1: not circulating or flowing; "dead air"; "dead water"; "stagnant water" [syn: dead(a), stagnant] 2: not growing or changing; without force or vitality [syn: stagnant, moribund]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

95 Moby Thesaurus words for "stagnant": abeyant, apathetic, benumbed, blase, bored, cataleptic, catatonic, contaminated, contemplative, dead, debilitated, dirty, do-nothing, dopey, dormant, droopy, drugged, dull, enervated, exanimate, filthy, flat, foul, groggy, heavy, hebetudinous, idle, immobile, in abeyance, in suspense, inactive, inanimate, inert, jaded, lackadaisical, laissez-aller, laissez-faire, languid, languorous, latent, leaden, lethargic, lifeless, listless, logy, lumpish, meditative, moribund, motionless, neuter, neutral, numb, paralytic, paralyzed, passive, phlegmatic, polluted, pooped, procrastinating, putrefied, putrescent, putrid, quiescent, quiet, quietist, quietistic, sated, sedentary, slack, sleeping, sleepy, slow, sluggish, slumbering, smoldering, somnolent, stagnating, stale, standing, standpat, static, stationary, still, stultified, supine, suspended, tame, torpid, unaroused, unmoving, vegetable, vegetative, wan, weary, world-weary