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Hasil cari dari kata atau frase: Stanch (0.00859 detik)
Found 2 items, similar to Stanch.
English → English (WordNet) Definition: stanch stanch v : stop the flow of a liquid; “staunch the blood flow”; “them the tide” [syn: stem, staunch, halt]
English → English (gcide) Definition: Stanch Stanch \Stanch\, v. 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. --Emerson. [1913 Webster] Stanch \Stanch\ (st[.a]nch), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Stanched (st[.a]ncht); p. pr. & vb. n. Stanching.] [OF. estanchier, F. ['e]tancher 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.] 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.] [1913 Webster] Iron or a stone laid to the neck doth stanch the bleeding of the nose. --Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. To extinguish; to quench, as fire or thirst. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Stanch \Stanch\, v. i. To cease, as the flowing of blood. [1913 Webster] Immediately her issue of blood stanched. --Luke viii. 44. [1913 Webster] Stanch \Stanch\, n. 1. That which stanches or checks. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. 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] Stanch \Stanch\, a. [Compar. Stancher (-[~e]r); superl. Stanchest.] [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.] [Written also staunch.] 1. 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. --Evelyn. [1913 Webster] 2. 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. --Prior. [1913 Webster] 3. Close; secret; private. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] This is to be kept stanch. --Locke. [1913 Webster]

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