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Stanching definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

STANCHING, ppr. Stopping the flowing of blood.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Stanch Stanch, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Stanched; p. pr. & vb. n. Stanching.] [OF. estanchier, F. ['e]tancher to stpo a liquid from flowing; akin to Pr., Sp., & Pg. estancar, It. stancare to weary, LL. stancare, stagnare, to stanch, fr. L. stagnare to be or make stagnant. See Stagnate.] 1. To stop the flowing of, as blood; to check; also, to stop the flowing of blood from; as, to stanch a wound. [Written also staunch.] Iron or a stone laid to the neck doth stanch the bleeding of the nose. --Bacon. 2. To extinguish; to quench, as fire or thirst. [Obs.]



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