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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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

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

stancher

noun

Did You Know?

The verb "stanch" has a lot in common with the adjective staunch, meaning "steadfast." Not only do both words derive from the Anglo-French word estancher (which has the same meaning as "stanch"), but the spelling "s-t-a-n-c-h" is sometimes used for the adjective, and the spelling "s-t-a-u-n-c-h" is sometimes used for the verb. Although both spelling variants have been in reputable use for centuries and both are perfectly standard for either the verb or adjective, "stanch" is the form used most often for the verb and "staunch" is the most common variant for the adjective.

Variants of stanch

or

staunch

\ˈstȯnch, ˈstänch\

Origin and Etymology 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


2

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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