not circulating or streaming
- not growing or changing; without power or vitality
- That stagnates maybe not moving maybe not operating in an ongoing or vapor motionless hence impure or nasty from hope of movement as a stagnant pond or pond stagnant blood when you look at the veins
- That stagnates; maybe not moving; not running in a current or steam; motionless; hence, impure or nasty from choose of movement; as, a stagnant pond or pond; stagnant blood within the veins.
- maybe not active or quick; dull; since, business in stagnant.
1660s, from French stagnant (very early 17c.), from Latin stagnantem (nominative stagnans), current participle of stagnare "to stagnate" (see stagnate). Related: Stagnancy (1650s); stagnantly.
The streets as originally laid out were wide and spacious, but being unpaved and undrained they were no better than mud tracks diversified by piles of garbage and foul-smelling stagnant pools.