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stanch 1

 (stônch, stänch, stănch) also staunch (stônch, stänch)
tr.v. stanched, stanch·ing, stanch·es also staunched or staunch·ing or staunch·es
1. To stop or check the flow of (blood or tears, for example).
2. To stop the flow of blood from (a wound).
3. To stop, check, or allay: "My anxiety is stanched; I am at peace" (Scott Turow). See Usage Note at staunch1.

[Middle English stanchen, from Old French estanchier, from Vulgar Latin *stanticāre, to stop, probably from Latin stāns, stant-, present participle of stāre, to stand; see stā- in Indo-European roots.]

stanch′er n.

stanch 2

 (stônch, stänch, stănch)
adj.
Variant of staunch1.. See Usage Note at staunch1.

stanch

(stɑːntʃ) or

staunch

vb
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
n
(Civil Engineering) 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
[C14: from Old French estanchier, from Vulgar Latin stanticāre (unattested) to cause to stand, from Latin stāre to stand, halt]
ˈstanchable, ˈstaunchable adj
ˈstancher, ˈstauncher n

stanch

(stɑːntʃ)
adj
a variant spelling of staunch1

stanch1

(stɔntʃ, stæntʃ, stɑntʃ)

also staunch



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. to check or stem (an outflow): stanching the dollar drain.
4. Archaic. to allay or extinguish.
v.i.
5. to stop flowing, as blood; be stanched.
[1275–1325; Middle English (v.) < Old French estanchier to close, stop, slake (thirst) < Vulgar Latin *stanticāre, derivative of Latin stant-; see stance]
stanch′er, n.

stanch2

(stɔntʃ, stɑntʃ, stæntʃ)

adj. -er, -est.

stanch


Past participle: stanched
Gerund: stanching

Imperative
stanch
stanch
Present
I stanch
you stanch
he/she/it stanches
we stanch
you stanch
they stanch
Preterite
I stanched
you stanched
he/she/it stanched
we stanched
you stanched
they stanched
Present Continuous
I am stanching
you are stanching
he/she/it is stanching
we are stanching
you are stanching
they are stanching
Present Perfect
I have stanched
you have stanched
he/she/it has stanched
we have stanched
you have stanched
they have stanched
Past Continuous
I was stanching
you were stanching
he/she/it was stanching
we were stanching
you were stanching
they were stanching
Past Perfect
I had stanched
you had stanched
he/she/it had stanched
we had stanched
you had stanched
they had stanched
Future
I will stanch
you will stanch
he/she/it will stanch
we will stanch
you will stanch
they will stanch
Future Perfect
I will have stanched
you will have stanched
he/she/it will have stanched
we will have stanched
you will have stanched
they will have stanched
Future Continuous
I will be stanching
you will be stanching
he/she/it will be stanching
we will be stanching
you will be stanching
they will be stanching
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been stanching
you have been stanching
he/she/it has been stanching
we have been stanching
you have been stanching
they have been stanching
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been stanching
you will have been stanching
he/she/it will have been stanching
we will have been stanching
you will have been stanching
they will have been stanching
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been stanching
you had been stanching
he/she/it had been stanching
we had been stanching
you had been stanching
they had been stanching
Conditional
I would stanch
you would stanch
he/she/it would stanch
we would stanch
you would stanch
they would stanch
Past Conditional
I would have stanched
you would have stanched
he/she/it would have stanched
we would have stanched
you would have stanched
they would have stanched
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.stanch - stop the flow of a liquid; "staunch the blood flow"; "stem the tide"
check - arrest the motion (of something) abruptly; "He checked the flow of water by shutting off the main valve"
Translations

stanch

[stɑːntʃ] VT [+ blood] → restañar
References in classic literature ?
The minister, who inclined strongly to abolitionist views, was quite doubtful whether such a step might not tend somewhat to encourage the southerners in holding on to their slaves; while the doctor, who was a stanch colonizationist, inclined to the opinion that Miss Ophelia ought to go, to show the Orleans people that we don't think hardly of them, after all.
The children are devoted to Cathy, for she has turned their dull frontier life into a sort of continuous festival; also they know her for a stanch and steady friend, a friend who can always be depended upon, and does not change with the weather.
You know I have been always a stanch friend to you.
But then I have called his attention to it in the letter I wrote to him in the country, and, if he did nothing to prevent the mischief I there pointed out to him, I suppose it was that from pure goodness of heart and trustfulness he would not and could not believe that any thought against his honour could harbour in the breast of so stanch a friend; nor indeed did I myself believe it for many days, nor should I have ever believed it if his insolence had not gone so far as to make it manifest by open presents, lavish promises, and ceaseless tears.
He was -- nay, probably may still be -- a Bonapartist, and is called Noirtier; I, on the contrary, am a stanch royalist, and style myself de Villefort.
Without vouching for the truth of such traditions, it is certain that Mistress Dudley sometimes assembled a few of the stanch, though crestfallen, old Tories, who had lingered in the rebel town during those days of wrath and tribulation.
Though from his bulk, and rolling gait, he does not appear to run with much swiftness; yet, it takes a stanch horse to overtake him, when at full speed on level ground; and a buffalo cow is still fleeter in her motion.
old stanch friend, with your deep, clear eyes and bright, quick glances, that take in all one has to say before one has time to speak it, do you know you are only an animal and have no mind?
I am free to confess that I marveled at the excellent construction and stanch yet speedy lines of the little craft.
She was a dear girl and a stanch and true comrade--more like a man than a woman.
It was a brave, good speech, a speech from that stanch and strong spirit which lay behind all the acidities and angularities of the old zoologist.
Little Jimmie was striving to stanch the flow of blood from his cut lips.