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Noun, Verb (usu participle)


Verb Stanch has 1 sense


Stanchv. t. [OF. estanchier, F. étancher to stop 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.].
  •  To stop the flowing of, as blood; to check; also, to stop the flowing of blood from; as, to stanch a wound.  [1913 Webster]
    "Iron or a stone laid to the neck doth stanch the bleeding of the nose."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To extinguish; to quench, as fire or thirst.  [1913 Webster]
Stanchv. i. 
     To cease, as the flowing of blood.  [1913 Webster]
    "Immediately her issue of blood stanched."  [1913 Webster]
  •  That which stanches or checks.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A flood gate by which water is accumulated, for floating a boat over a shallow part of a stream by its release.  Knight.  [1913 Webster]
Stancha. [From Stanch, v. t., and hence literally signifying, stopped or stayed; cf. Sp. estanco stopped, tight, not leaky, as a ship. See Stanch, v. t.].
  •  Strong and tight; sound; firm; as, a stanch ship.  [1913 Webster]
    "One of the closets is parqueted with plain deal, set in diamond, exceeding stanch and pretty."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Firm in principle; constant and zealous; loyal; hearty; steady; steadfast; as, a stanch churchman; a stanch friend or adherent.  V. Knox.  [1913 Webster]
    "In politics I hear you 're stanch."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Close; secret; private.  [1913 Webster]
    "This is to be kept stanch."  [1913 Webster]
Stanchv. t. 
     To prop; to make stanch, or strong.  [1913 Webster]
    "His gathered sticks to stanch the wall
    Of the snow tower when snow should fall.
    "  [1913 Webster]


Stanch, v.tr. (also staunch)
1 restrain the flow of (esp. blood).
2 restrain the flow from (esp. a wound).

Stanch, var. of STAUNCH(1).



arrest, asphyxiate, bar, bind, block, block up, blockade, bottle up, bung, caulk, cease, censor, check, chink, choke, choke off, choke up, clamp down on, clog, clog up, congest, constipate, cork, cork up, cover, crack down on, crush, dam, dam up, damp down, drown, end, extinguish, fill, fill up, foul, gag, halt, hold down, jam, jump on, keep down, keep under, kill, muzzle, obstipate, obstruct, pack, plug, plug up, pour water on, prevent, put down, quash, quell, quench, repress, shut down on, silence, sit down on, sit on, smash, smother, spile, squash, squelch, staunch, stay, stem, stench, stifle, stop, stop up, stopper, stopple, strangle, stuff, stuff up, stultify, subdue, suffocate, suppress, throttle




N perseverance, continuance, permanence, firmness, constancy, steadiness, singleness of purpose, tenacity of purpose, persistence, plodding, patience, sedulity, pertinacy, pertinacity, pertinaciousness, iteration, bottom, game, pluck, stamina, backbone, grit, indefatigability, indefatigableness, bulldog courage, persevering, constant, steady, steadfast, undeviating, unwavering, unfaltering, unswerving, unflinching, unsleeping, unflagging, undrooping, steady as time, unrelenting, unintermitting, unremitting, plodding, industrious, strenuous, pertinacious, persisting, persistent, solid, sturdy, staunch, stanch, true to oneself, unchangeable, unconquerable, indomitable, game to the last, indefatigable, untiring, unwearied, never tiring, through evil report and good report, through thick and thin, through fire and water, per fas et nefas, without fail, sink or swim, at any price, vogue la galere, never say die, give it the old college try, vestigia nulla retrorsum, aut vincer aut mori, la garde meurt et ne se rend pas, tout vient a temps pour qui sait attendre.


N health, sanity, soundness, vigor, good health, perfect health, excellent health, rude health, robust health, bloom, mens sana in corpore sano, Hygeia, incorruption, incorruptibility, good state of health, clean bill of health, eupepsia, euphoria, euphory, St. Anthony's fire, healthy, healthful, in health, well, sound, hearty, hale, fresh, green, whole, florid, flush, hardy, stanch, staunch, brave, robust, vigorous, weatherproof, unscathed, uninjured, unmaimed, unmarred, untainted, sound of wind and limb, safe and sound, on one's legs, sound as a roach, sound as a bell, fresh as a daisy, fresh as a rose, fresh as April, hearty as a buck, in fine feather, in high feather, in good case, in full bloom, pretty bobbish, tolerably well, as well as can be expected, sanitary sanatory, health that snuffs the morning air, non est vivere sed valere vita.


VB return to the original state, recover, rally, revive, come come to, come round, come to oneself, pull through, weather the storm, be oneself again, get well, get round, get the better of, get over, get about, rise from one's ashes, rise from the grave, survive, resume, reappear, come to, come to life again, live again, rise again, heal, skin over, cicatrize, right itself, restore, put back, place in statu quo, reinstate, replace, reseat, rehabilitate, reestablish, reestate, reinstall, reconstruct, rebuild, reorganize, reconstitute, reconvert, renew, renovate, regenerate, rejuvenate, redeem, reclaim, recover, retrieve, rescue, redress, recure, cure, heal, remedy, doctor, physic, medicate, break of, bring round, set on one's legs, resuscitate, revive, reanimate, revivify, recall to life, reproduce, warm up, reinvigorate, refresh, make whole, redintegrate, recoup, make good, make all square, rectify, correct, put right, put to rights, set right, set to rights, set straight, set up, put in order, refit, recruit, fill up, fill up the ranks, reinforce, repair, put in repair, remanufacture, put in thorough repair, put in complete repair, retouch, refashion, botch, vamp, tinker, cobble, do up, patch up, touch up, plaster up, vamp up, darn, finedraw, heelpiece, stop a gap, stanch, staunch, caulk, calk, careen, splice, bind up wounds.


VB flow, run, meander, gush, pour, spout, roll, jet, well, issue, drop, drip, dribble, plash, spirtle, trill, trickle, distill, percolate, stream, overflow, inundate, deluge, flow over, splash, swash, guggle, murmur, babble, bubble, purl, gurgle, sputter, spurt, spray, regurgitate, ooze, flow out, rain hard, rain in torrents, rain cats and dogs, rain pitchforks, pour with rain, drizzle, spit, set in, mizzle, flow into, fall into, open into, drain into, discharge itself, disembogue, pour, pour out, shower down, irrigate, drench, spill, splash, stanch, dam, up, obstruct.

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