stagnate-v; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: (cause to) be idle; stop growing or progressing

Commentary: NP1[+abstract]/[+animate or company] STAGNATE NP1[+theme] STAGNATE NP2[+abstract]/[company]

In the next 50 years the housing market will stagnate but not collapse.
If aid is delayed it will stagnate the rural economy.
IT training stagnated in 2002 with a lack of new graduates.
Sell lower strike options if you are only somewhat convinced the
stock will stagnate.
The old man would sit in his rocker for hours and stagnate.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: stagnate.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 4

Sense Number 2: (cause to) cease to flow

Commentary: NP1[+liquid/gas] STAGNATE NP2[+environmental] STAGNATE NP2[+liquid/gas/body of water]

When cold invades the body your blood will stagnate.
As in London, the river waste stagnated and stayed close to shore.
The water level of the Red River is forecast to stagnate below 2 metres.
There are marshes that stagnate the rivers.
If you always leave your windows shut and don't run fans, the air
in your room will stagnate.

VerbNet: entity_specific_cos-45.5
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: stagnate.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2, 3