verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
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Origin of stanch1
OTHER WORDS FROM stanchstanch·a·ble, adjectivestancher, nounun·stanch·a·ble, adjective
Words nearby stanch
Definition for stanch (2 of 2)
adjective, stanch·er, stanch·est.
OTHER WORDS FROM stanchstanchly, adverbstanchness, noun
How to use stanch in a sentence
Adding other measures to stanch viral spread remains critical, he said.CDC says coronavirus could be under control this summer in U.S. if people get vaccinated and are careful|Joel Achenbach, Lena H. Sun|May 5, 2021|Washington Post
Only by studying both groups will researchers determine how well vaccines work in stanching the virus’s spread.A vaccine study in college students will help determine when it’s safe to take masks off|Carolyn Y. Johnson|April 12, 2021|Washington Post
They could be a vital component in stanching the spread of the virus — especially in the crucial months before most Americans are vaccinated against the pathogen.How do home tests for coronavirus work? Where can I get one?|William Wan|December 17, 2020|Washington Post
Xavier is also a stanch ally to the LGBTQ community, and I know that he will work with us to ensure health equity for our community.California Attorney General Xavier Becerra picked as HHS secretary|Brody Levesque|December 7, 2020|Washington Blade
State and regional water officials are also stepping in, increasingly trying to stanch surface expressions.Oil Companies Are Profiting From Illegal Spills. And California Lets Them.|by Janet Wilson, The Desert Sun, and Lylla Younes, ProPublica|September 18, 2020|ProPublica
A neighbor tried in vain to stanch the bleeding with a towel.
In a swift move to stanch the controversy, Governor Rockefeller demanded the piece be removed.The Most Wanted Warhol: A Scandal at the 1964 World’s Fair|Jessica Dawson|April 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But Clapper has also failed fundamentally to stanch the leakage of secrets so emblematic of his tenure atop the community.Spy Chief James Clapper: We Can’t Stop Another Snowden|Eli Lake|February 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Obama administration began 2009 with an aggressive stimulus to stanch the rapid deterioration of the economy.
This is the first and principal point at which we can stanch the wastage of teaching energy that now goes on.The Salvaging Of Civilisation|H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
Here, then, the League and their stanch friends have sustained an unexpected and serious shock.
I tried to stanch it with my waistband, but ineffectually; it relieved him for a moment, and he asked for water.Confessions of a Thug|Philip Meadows Taylor
It seemed too bad that such a stanch dwelling should be given over to neglect, but such is often the case in a new country.Gold-Seeking on the Dalton Trail|Arthur R. Thompson
To this I agreed, knowing that Tim was a stanch old soldier, who would not beat a retreat unless we were likely to be overpowered.In the Wilds of Florida|W.H.G. Kingston