STAGNANT
, ANTE. adj.
(On prononce le G dur.) Il se dit principalement Des eaux qui ne coulent point. Une eau stagnante.   Il se dit aussi Du sang et des humeurs lorsqu'ils cessent de circuler et s'accumulent dans quelque partie du corps ; ce qui amène l'altération de ces liquides. Une humeur stagnante.

L'Academie francaise. 1835.

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