stag·nant

stag·nant
/ˈstægnənt/ adj
1 : not flowing

a stagnant puddle

stagnant water/air

2 : not active, changing, or progressing

a stagnant economy

stagnant wages [=wages that are not increasing]


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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