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stanch

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transitive verb \ˈstȯnch, ˈstänch, ˈstanch\

Simple Definition of stanch

  • : to stop something (especially blood) from flowing

Full Definition of stanch

  1. 1 :  to check or stop the flowing of <stanched her tears>; also :  to stop the flow of blood from (a wound)

  2. 2 archaic :  allay, extinguish

  3. 3a :  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

or staunch \ˈstȯnch, 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


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stanch

Definition of stanch

  1. variant of 2staunch




Medical Dictionary

stanch

transitive verb

Medical Definition of stanch

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



Variants of stanch

also staunch \ˈstȯnch, ˈstänch\play


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