What does the word stagnant mean?

Usage examples for 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 by 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 by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  3. I got 'em once swimmin' in stagnant water. – The Dude Wrangler by Caroline Lockhart
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