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First published 1968 (SND Vol. VII).

RESTAGN, v. To dam up (water), to cause (water) to stagnate or cease to flow.Fif. 1741 Atholl MSS.:
They got not the Levell rightly spouted which in a short time occasion'd the water to be restagned in the West. . . . The said side levell stop'd at the said Rock and restagned the grouth of water in the Coall work.

[O.Sc. restagn, 1630, O.Fr. restagner, id., from Lat. restagnare, to overflow, confused with stagnare, to become stagnant.]

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