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  • fester
  • become stale
  • become stagnant
  • become trapped
  • putrefy
  • stop flowing
  • become foul

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Without turbulence, living systems stagnate, losing their ability to adapt and ultimately to survive.
Over time, material that stagnates in the flow path or leaks at a parting line degrades and then shows up as black or brown streaks or specks in the molded part.
Around 62 per cent of people said they thought the property market would continue to rise in value, with just 21 per cent of people predicting it would stagnate, fall in value or even crash, according to the Association of Investment Companies (AIC).
Do not allow water to stagnate in old tires, flowerpots, trash, swimming pools, birdbaths or pet bowls.
As governments clutch precious petroleum, economies stagnate, direct foreign investment drops, and state-run oil companies burn through capital.
And it stems from the frustration and humiliation of people who see their countries stagnate in corruption and injustice while Europe and America prosper.
The latter, in turn, are being held back as retail sales stagnate and firms continue to trim staff in efforts to improve efficiency.
According to Moody's Investor Services, profits at banks in Australia will stagnate in 2013.
Now the focus of the district is on middle and high schools, where test scores continue to stagnate.
A corporation that fails to please its customers merges or goes bankrupt, whereas a government that causes an economy to stagnate still collects taxes.
In high-pressure weather systems, air close to the ground tends to stagnate, officials said.
Global Banking News-5 June 2009-German central bank says economy could stagnate in 2010(C)2009 ENPublishing - http://www.