What does the word stagnate mean?

Usage examples for stagnate

  1. Then, a day or two later, Conductor Egerton came limping into Pretoria from the scene of the disaster at Bronker's Spruit, with the colours of the 94th Regiment tied round his middle, and such a tale to tell that the blood went to her heart and seemed to stagnate there as she listened. – Jess by H. Rider Haggard
  2. These men of inherent activity and skill of hand, men whose bones and muscles were made for work, whose whole nature calls for the out- of- doors, are doomed to stagnate, grow discontented, and finally lose hope, if compelled by pride or bad judgment to undertake the " white collar man's" job. – Analyzing Character by Katherine M. H. Blackford and Arthur Newcomb
  3. Well, people would stagnate if they did not strive for something. – Pine Needles by Susan Bogert Warner