To stop the flowing of, as blood; to check; also, to stop the flowing of blood from; as, to stanch a wound.
- To stop or check the flow of (blood or tears, for example).
- To stop the flow of blood from (a wound).
- To stop, check, or allay: "My anxiety is stanched; I am at peace” ( Scott Turow). See Usage Note at staunch1.
- Variant of staunch1. See Usage Note at staunch1.