stanch

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[ stawnch, stahnch, stanch ]
/ stɔntʃ, stɑntʃ, stæntʃ /

adjective, stanch·er, stanch·est.

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OTHER WORDS FROM stanch

stanch·ly, adverbstanch·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for stanchest

stanch

staunch (stɔːntʃ)

/ (stɑːntʃ) /

verb

to stem the flow of (a liquid, esp blood) or (of a liquid) to stop flowing
to prevent the flow of a liquid, esp blood, from (a hole, wound, etc)
an archaic word for assuage

noun

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 of stanch

stanchable or staunchable, adjectivestancher or stauncher, noun

Word Origin for stanch

C14: from Old French estanchier, from Vulgar Latin stanticāre (unattested) to cause to stand, from Latin stāre to stand, halt
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