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stanch

  
, 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  
4    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 stanticare (unattested) to cause to stand, from Latin stare to stand, halt)  
  stanchable, staunchable      adj  
  stancher, stauncher      n  
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