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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 stag·nate /ˈstægˌnet/
 (vt.)(vi.)(使)淤塞,(使)停滯,(使)沈滯,(使)變蕭條

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Stag·nate v. i. [imp. & p. p. Stagnated p. pr. & vb. n. Stagnating.]
 1. To cease to flow; to be motionless; as, blood stagnates in the veins of an animal; hence, to become impure or foul by want of motion; as, air stagnates in a close room.
 2. To cease to be brisk or active; to become dull or inactive; as, commerce stagnates; business stagnates.
    Ready-witted tenderness . . . never stagnates in vain lamentations while there is any room for hope.   --Sir W. Scott.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Stag·nate a. Stagnant. [Obs.] “A stagnate mass of vapors.”
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 stagnate
      v 1: stand still; "Industry will stagnate if we do not stimulate
           our economy"
      2: cause to stagnate; "There are marshes that stagnate the
         waters"
      3: cease to flow; stand without moving; "Stagnating waters";
         "blood stagnates in the capillaries"
      4: be idle; exist in a changeless situation; "The old man sat
         and stagnated on his porch"; "He slugged in bed all
         morning" [syn: idle, laze, slug] [ant: work]