STANCH, verb transitive In a general sense, to stop; to set or fix; but applied only to the blood; to stop the flowing of blood. Cold applications to the neck will often stanch the bleeding of the nose.
STANCH, verb intransitive To stop, as blood; to cease to flow.
Immediately the issue of her blood stanched. Luke 8:44.
STANCH, adjective [This is the same word as the foregoing, the primary sense of which is to set; hence the sense of firmness.]
1. Sound; firm; strong and tight; as a stanch ship.
2. Firm in principle; steady; constant and zealous; hearty; as a stanch churchman; a stanch republican; a stanch friend or adherent.
In politics I hear youre stanch
3. Strong; not to be broken.
4. Firm; close.
This is to be kept stanch
A stanch hound, is one that follows the scent closely without error or remissness.