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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: estancher, from Vulgar Latin stanticare, from Latin stare 'to stand'

staunch

2 verb
     
Related topics: Hospital
staunch2 also stanch American English [transitive]
MH to stop the flow of liquid, especially of blood from a wound:
He used a rag to staunch the flow of blood.

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