stem from

Definition of stem from

  1. :  to be caused by (something or someone) :  to come from (something or someone) Most of her health problems stem from an accident she had when she was younger. His love of the outdoors stems from his father.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  the main trunk of a plant

    :  a primary plant axis that develops buds and shoots instead of roots

    :  a plant part (such as a branch, petiole, or stipe) that supports another (such as a leaf or fruit)

  1. :  to make headway against (something, such as an adverse tide, current, or wind)

    :  to check or go counter to (something adverse)

  1. :  to remove the stem from

    :  to make a stem for (something, such as an artificial flower)

    :  to occur or develop as a consequence :  have or trace an origin

  1. :  to stop or dam up (something, such as a river)

    :  to stop or check by or as if by damming

    :  stanch

  1. :  check, dam

    :  an act or instance of stemming on skis

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feeling or affected by lethargy

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