stanch

  • 1 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.… …

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  • 2 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 …

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  • 3 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] …

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  • 4 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

  • 5 stanch — [stänch, stanch, stônch] vt., vi., adj. see STAUNCH …

    English World dictionary

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

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  • 7 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] …

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

    Law dictionary

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

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 10 stanch — [ stɔntʃ, stantʃ ] verb transitive to stop the flow of a liquid …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 11 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

  • 12 stanch — blood·stanch; stanch·er; stanch·less; stanch; stanch·less·ly; stanch·ly; stanch·ness; …

    English syllables

  • 13 stanch´ly — stanch1 «stnch, stahnch, stanch», transitive verb. 1. to stop or check the flow of (blood or other fluid). 2. to stop or check the flow of blood from (a wound). 3. Obsolete. to satisfy (thirst or hunger). 4. Obsolete. to put an end to (strife,… …

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  • 14 stanch´er — stanch1 «stnch, stahnch, stanch», transitive verb. 1. to stop or check the flow of (blood or other fluid). 2. to stop or check the flow of blood from (a wound). 3. Obsolete. to satisfy (thirst or hunger). 4. Obsolete. to put an end to (strife,… …

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  • 15 stanch — stanch1 stanchable, adj. stancher, n. /stawnch, stanch, stahnch/, v.t. 1. to stop the flow of (a liquid, esp. blood). 2. to stop the flow of blood or other liquid from (a wound, leak, etc.). 3. Archaic. to check, allay, or extinguish. v.i …

    Universalium

  • 16 stanch — I [[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] …

    From formal English to slang

  • 17 stanch — staunch, stanch Staunch (pronounced stawnch) is used both for the verb meaning ‘to restrain the flow of blood’ (with the blood or the wound as its object) and for the adjective meaning ‘trustworthy, loyal’. The variant form stanch (pronounced… …

    Modern English usage

  • 18 stanch — I. transitive verb or staunch Etymology: Middle English staunchen, from Anglo French estancher, perhaps from Vulgar Latin *stanticare, from Latin stant , stans, present participle Date: 14th century 1. to check or stop the flowing of < stanched… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 19 stanch — verb To stop the flow of. A small amount of cotton can be stuffed into the nose to stanch the flow of blood if necessary …

    Wiktionary

  • 20 stanch —  , staunch  Although staunch is given as an acceptable variant by most dictionaries, stanch is still generally the preferred spelling for the verb meaning to arrest the flow. As an adjective, staunch is the only spelling ( a staunch supporter ) …

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