stagnant ADJECTIVE 1) (of water or air) motionless and often having an unpleasant smell as a consequence. 2) showing little activity.
DERIVATIVES stagnancy noun.
ORIGIN from Latin stagnare 'form a pool of standing water' , from stagnum 'pool' .

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