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Adjective: staunch (stauncher,staunchest)  stonch
  1. Firm and dependable especially in loyalty
    "a staunch defender of free speech";
    - steadfast, unswerving
Verb: staunch  stonch
  1. Stop the flow of a liquid
    "staunch the blood flow";
    - stem, stanch [N. Amer], halt

Derived forms: staunched, staunching, stauncher, staunchest, staunches

See also: constant

Type of: check

Encyclopedia: Staunch