Pronunciation: (stag'nunt), [key]
1. not flowing or running, as water, air, etc.
2. stale or foul from standing, as a pool of water.
3. characterized by lack of development, advancement, or progressive movement: a stagnant economy.
4. inactive, sluggish, or dull.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.