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Meaning of stanch

stanch

Pronunciation: (stônch, stanch, stänch), [key]
—v.i.
  1. to stop flowing, as blood; be stanched.
—n.
  1. Also calleda lock that, after being partially emptied, is opened suddenly to send a boat over a shallow place with a rush of water.

stanch

Pronunciation: (stônch, stänch, stanch), [key]
— -er, -est.
  1. staunch.
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