Stomach staggers(Far.), distention of the stomach with food or gas, resulting in indigestion, frequently in death.

(Stag"ger*bush`) n. (Bot.) An American shrub (Andromeda Mariana) having clusters of nodding white flowers. It grows in low, sandy places, and is said to poison lambs and calves. Gray.

(Stag"ger*ing*ly), adv. In a staggering manner.

(Stag"ger*wort`) n. (Bot.) A kind of ragwort

Stag-horn coral
(Stag"-horn` co"ral Stag"-horn` fern`) etc. See under Stag.

(Stag"-horned`) a. (Zoöl.) Having the mandibles large and palmate, or branched somewhat like the antlers of a stag; — said of certain beetles.

(Stag"hound`) n. (Zoöl.) A large and powerful hound formerly used in hunting the stag, the wolf, and other large animals. The breed is nearly extinct.

(Sta"ging) n. A structure of posts and boards for supporting workmen, etc., as in building.

2. The business of running stagecoaches; also, the act of journeying in stagecoaches.

(Stag"i*rite) n. A native of, or resident in, Stagira, in ancient Macedonia; especially, Aristotle. [Written also Stagyrite.]

(Stag"nan*cy) n. State of being stagnant.

(Stag"nant) a. [L. stagnans, -antis, p. pr. of stagnare. See Stagnate.]

1. That stagnates; not flowing; not running in a current or steam; motionless; hence, impure or foul from want of motion; as, a stagnant lake or pond; stagnant blood in the veins.

2. Not active or brisk; dull; as, business in stagnant.

That gloomy slumber of the stagnant soul.

For him a stagnant life was not worth living.

(Stag"nant*ly), adv. In a stagnant manner.

(Stag"nate) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Stagnated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Stagnating.] [L. stagnatus, p. p. of stagnare to stagnate, make stagnant, from stagnum a piece of standing water. See Stank a pool, and cf. Stanch, v. t.]

1. To cease to flow; to be motionless; as, blood stagnates in the veins of an animal; hence, to become impure or foul by want of motion; as, air stagnates in a close room.

2. To cease to be brisk or active; to become dull or inactive; as, commerce stagnates; business stagnates.

Ready-witted tenderness . . . never stagnates in vain lamentations while there is any room for hope.
Sir W. Scott.

2. pl. (Far.) A disease of horses and other animals, attended by reeling, unsteady gait or sudden falling; as, parasitic staggers; appopletic or sleepy staggers.

3. pl. Bewilderment; perplexity. [R.] Shak.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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