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vb. To stop the flowing of, as blood; to check; also, to stop the flowing of blood from; as, to stanch a wound. To extinguish; to quench, as fire or thirst.

 - vb. To cease, as the flowing of blood.

 - n. That which stanches or checks. A flood gate by which water is accumulated, for floating a boat over a shallow part of a stream by its release.

 - adj. Strong and tight; sound; firm; as, a stanch ship. Firm in principle; constant and zealous; loyal; hearty; steady; steadfast; as, a stanch churchman; a stanch friend or adherent. Close; secret; private.

 - vb. To prop; to make stanch, or strong.

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