What is stagnant?

  • (adj): Not circulating or flowing.
    Example: "Stagnant water"
    Synonyms: dead
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on stagnant:

Water Stagnation - Life That May Thrive in Stagnant Water
... Some plants prefer flowing water, while others, such as lotuses, prefer stagnant water ... anaerobic bacteria are commonly found in stagnant water ... For this reason, pools of stagnant water have historically been used in processing hemp and some other fiber crops, as well as linden bark used for making bast shoes ...
Nepal Tea - History - After The Rana Dynasty
... As a result, the stagnant tea industry witnessed an inflow of public and private investment ... Slowly, the stagnant Nepal tea industry was evolving into a fully commercialized industry, benefitting the country’s economic and socio-economic development ... aid the Nepal Tea Development Corporation in the development of a century old stagnant tea industry, like – National Tea and Coffee Development Board (NTCDB), Nepal Tea Planters’ Association (N ...
Water Stagnation - Dangers
... Malaria and dengue are among the main dangers of stagnant water, which can become a breeding ground for the mosquitoes that transmit these diseases ... Stagnant or Stailment water can be dangerous for drinking because it provides a better incubator than running water for many kinds of bacteria and ... Stagnant water is often contaminated with human and animal feces, particularly in deserts or other areas of low rain ...
Llano Estacado - History and Name
... to the mis transformed Spanish word estancado which means "stagnant" (water) ... These playa lakes are stagnant enclosures of rainfall runoff of less than an acre up to several miles in size ... The possibility that the 'stagnant' naming would hinder development of the region in the late 1800s is increasingly considered ...
Wilts & Berks Canal - Restoration Issues
... intended to show how a linear wildlife corridor can be created from what has formerly been stagnant water with rubbish dumped in it ... The phrase used is "not even wildlife likes a stagnant canal" ... from misconception that canals contain "stagnant water" ...

More definitions of "stagnant":

  • (adj): Not growing or changing; without force or vitality.
    Synonyms: moribund

Famous quotes containing the word stagnant:

    Consider the China pride and stagnant self-complacency of mankind. This generation inclines a little to congratulate itself on being the last of an illustrious line; and in Boston and London and Paris and Rome, thinking of its long descent, it speaks of its progress in art and science and literature with satisfaction.... It is the good Adam contemplating his own virtue.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Religion itself becomes offensively monotonous. On every point of vantage are pagodas—stupid stalagmites of stagnant piety.
    Aleister Crowley (1875–1947)

    There is something I have forgotten, some precious thing.
    I shall be seeking ornaments of ivory,
    I shall be dying for a jungle fruit.

    You do not hear, Bethesda.
    O still green water in a stagnant pool!
    Arna Bontemps (1902–1973)