Stag"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.

2.

Not active or brisk; dull; as, business in stagnant.

That gloomy slumber of the stagnant soul. Johnson.

For him a stagnant life was not worth living. Palfrey.

 

© Webster 1913.

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