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staunch

verb [T]     /stɔːntʃ/ US  /stɑːntʃ/ (US also stanch)
to stop something happening, or to stop liquid, especially blood, from flowing out: The country's asylum laws were amended to staunch the flow/flood of economic migrants. Mike pressed hard on the wound and staunched the flow of blood.Causing something to endComing to an endMovement of liquids
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