staunch

1
[ stawnch ]
/ stɔntʃ /

verb (used with or without object), noun

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British Dictionary definitions for staunched (1 of 2)

staunch1
/ (stɔːntʃ) /

adjective

loyal, firm, and dependablea staunch supporter
solid or substantial in construction
rare (of a ship, etc) watertight; seaworthy

Derived forms of staunch

staunchly, adverbstaunchness, noun

Word Origin for staunch

C15: (originally: watertight): from Old French estanche, from estanchier to stanch

British Dictionary definitions for staunched (2 of 2)

staunch2
/ (stɔːntʃ) /

verb, noun

a variant spelling of stanch
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