stanch

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1stanch

transitive verb \ˈstnch, ˈstänch, ˈstanch\

: to stop something (especially blood) from flowing

Full Definition of STANCH

1
:  to check or stop the flowing of <stanched her tears>; also :  to stop the flow of blood from (a wound)
2
archaic :  allay, extinguish
3
a :  to stop or check in its course <trying to stanch the crime wave>
b :  to make watertight :  stop up
stanch·er noun

Variants of STANCH

stanch or staunch \ˈstnch, ˈstänch\

Origin of STANCH

Middle English staunchen, from Anglo-French estancher, perhaps from Vulgar Latin *stanticare, from Latin stant-, stans, present participle
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with STANCH

2stanch

Definition of STANCH

variant of 2staunch

stanch

transitive verb    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of STANCH

: to check or stop the flowing of <stanch bleeding>; also : to stop the flow of blood from <stanch a wound>

Variants of STANCH

stanch also staunch \ˈstnch, ˈstänch\

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