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[stawnch, stahnch, stanch] /stɔntʃ, stɑntʃ, stæntʃ/
adjective, stancher, stanchest.
1.
staunch2 .
Related forms
stanchly, adverb
stanchness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for stanchest

stanch

/stɑːntʃ/
verb
1.
to stem the flow of (a liquid, esp blood) or (of a liquid) to stop flowing
2.
to prevent the flow of a liquid, esp blood, from (a hole, wound, etc)
3.
an archaic word for assuage
noun
4.
a primitive form of lock in which boats are carried over shallow parts of a river in a rush of water released by the lock
Derived Forms
stanchable, staunchable, adjective
stancher, stauncher, noun
Word Origin
C14: from Old French estanchier, from Vulgar Latin stanticāre (unattested) to cause to stand, from Latin stāre to stand, halt
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Word Origin and History for stanchest

stanch

v.

"to stop the flow of" (especially of blood), c.1300, from Old French estanchier "cause to cease flowing, stop, hinder," from Vulgar Latin *stancare, perhaps contracted from *stagnicare, from Latin stagnum "pond, pool" (see stagnate).

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