transitive verb, intransitive verb, adjective
See stanch in American Heritage Dictionary 4
transitive verb stanched also staunched, stanch·ing also staunch·ing, stanch·es also staunch·es
Origin: Middle English stanchen
Origin: , from Old French estanchier
Origin: , from Vulgar Latin *stanticāre, to stop
Origin: , probably from Latin stāns, stant-
Origin: , present participle of stāre, to stand; see stā- in Indo-European roots.