Stagnant

Stag"nant

(-nnt), 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.
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2. Not active or brisk; dull; as, business is stagnant.
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That gloomy slumber of the stagnant soul.
Johnson.
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For him a stagnant life was not worth living.
Palfrey.
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