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English definition of “stem”

stem

verb [T]
 
 
/stem/ (present participle stemming, past tense and past participle stemmed)
to stop something from continuing or increasing: The new procedures are intended to stem the flow of drugs into the country.Causing something to endComing to an endLimiting and restrictingPreventing and impeding
(Definition of stem verb from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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