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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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]