Meaning of stagnant

stag•nant

Pronunciation: (stag'nunt), [key]
— adj.
  1. not flowing or running, as water, air, etc.
  2. stale or foul from standing, as a pool of water.
  3. characterized by lack of development, advancement, or progressive movement: a stagnant economy.
  4. inactive, sluggish, or dull.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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