stanch

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[[t]stɔntʃ, stæntʃ, stɑntʃ[/t]]
also staunch I v. t.
1) med to stop the flow of (a liquid, esp. blood)
2) med to stop the flow of blood or other liquid from (a wound, leak, etc.)
3) to check or stem (an outflow):
stanching the dollar drain[/ex]
4) archaic to allay or extinguish
5) med to stop flowing, as blood; be stanched
Etymology: 1275–1325; ME (v.) < OF estanchier to close, stop, slake (thirst) < VL *stanticāre, der. of L stant-; see stance stanch′er, n. II
stanch
[[t]stɔntʃ, stɑntʃ, stæntʃ[/t]] adj. -er, -est

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • Stanch — Stanch, a. [Compar. {Stancher} ( [ e]r); superl. {Stanchest}.] [From {Stanch}, v. t., and hence literally signifying, stopped or stayed; cf. Sp. estanco stopped, tight, not leaky, as a ship. See {Stanch}, v. t.] [Written also {staunch}.] 1.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stanch — (st[.a]nch), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Stanched} (st[.a]ncht); p. pr. & vb. n. {Stanching}.] [OF. estanchier, F. [ e]tancher to stop a liquid from flowing; akin to Pr., Sp., & Pg. estancar, It. stancare to weary, LL. stancare, stagnare, to stanch, fr …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stanch — Stanch, v. t. To prop; to make stanch, or strong. [1913 Webster] His gathered sticks to stanch the wall Of the snow tower when snow should fall. Emerson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stanch — also staunch stȯnch, stänch vt to check or stop the flowing of <stanch bleeding> also to stop the flow of blood from <stanch a wound> …   Medical dictionary

  • stanch — [stänch, stanch, stônch] vt., vi., adj. see STAUNCH …   English World dictionary

  • Stanch — Stanch, v. i. To cease, as the flowing of blood. [1913 Webster] Immediately her issue of blood stanched. Luke viii. 44. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stanch — Stanch, n. 1. That which stanches or checks. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. A flood gate by which water is accumulated, for floating a boat over a shallow part of a stream by its release. Knight. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stanch — index cease, firm, incorruptible, indomitable, infallible, occlude, pertinacious, reliable, resolute …   Law dictionary

  • stanch — [sta:ntʃ US sto:ntʃ, sta:ntʃ] v an American spelling of ↑staunch 2 …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • stanch — [ stɔntʃ, stantʃ ] verb transitive to stop the flow of a liquid …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • stanch — (v.) to stop the flow of (especially of blood), c.1300, from O.Fr. estanchier cause to cease flowing, stop, hinder, from V.L. *stancare, perhaps contracted from *stagnicare, from L. stagnum pond, pool (see STAGNATE (Cf. stagnate)) …   Etymology dictionary

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