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stanch, staunch

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Stanch is the most commonly accepted spelling for the verb meaning “to stop the flow” of a liquid, but staunch is also an acceptable spelling.

Generally though, staunch is an adjective meaning “steadfast” or “faithful.”

Example: Bob was his staunchest friend and knelt there in the cold trying to stanch to flow of blood while they waited for the ambulance to arrive.

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