stagnate

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stagnate

(stăg′nāt′)
intr.v. stag·nated, stag·nating, stag·nates
To be or become stagnant.

stag·na′tion n.
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The theatre or the rooms, where he was most likely to be, were not fashionable enough for the Elliots, whose evening amusements were solely in the elegant stupidity of private parties, in which they were getting more and more engaged; and Anne, wearied of such a state of stagnation, sick of knowing nothing, and fancying herself stronger because her strength was not tried, was quite impatient for the concert evening.
Mentally she remained in utter stagnation, a condition which the mechanical occupation rather fostered than checked.
Had it not been for the moon, which was increasing above them, they might have sworn that they were floating in complete stagnation.
An incredible dullness, a ditch-water stagnation was sensible to his perceptions as though life had withdrawn itself from all things and even from his own thoughts.
But when it cuts the ragged hole, after a bound or two, there is, commonly, a stagnation of further leaping, be it Indian or be it deer