Word of the Day : January 13, 2018
stanch \STAUNCH\ verb
1 : to check or stop the flowing of; also : to stop the flow of blood from (a wound)
2 a : to stop or check in its course
b : to make watertight : stop up
Did You Know?
The verb stanch has a lot in common with the adjective staunch, meaning "steadfast." Not only do both words derive from the Anglo-French word estancher (which has the same meaning as stanch), but the spelling "s-t-a-n-c-h" is sometimes used for the adjective, and the spelling "s-t-a-u-n-c-h" is sometimes used for the verb. Although both spelling variants have been in reputable use for centuries and both are perfectly standard for either the verb or adjective, stanch is the form used most often for the verb and staunch is the most common variant for the adjective.
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