Part of speech: adjective


Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: adjective

Standing still; not flowing; foul from long standing.

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Usage examples "stagnant":

  1. The thick, low- lying, tangled woods and stagnant pools one would think must be the very home of chills and fever. - "The Pearl of India", Maturin M. Ballou.
  2. It was as if a sweet clear spring had begun to rise in a stagnant pool and had risen and risen until at last it swept the dark water away. - "The Secret Garden", Frances Hodgson Burnett.
  3. I got 'em once swimmin' in stagnant water. - "The Dude Wrangler", Caroline Lockhart.