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  1. staunch
    IPA[stôn(t)SH]
  2. adjective

    • 1. loyal and committed in attitude:

      a staunch supporter of the antinuclear lobby a staunch Catholic
    • 2. (of a wall) of strong or firm construction:

      these staunch walls could withstand attack by cannon
    • 3. (of a ship) watertight.

    • verb

      variant spelling of stanch
    • adjective

      very loyal and committed in attitude:

      (of a wall) of strong or firm construction:

    • verb

      stop or restrict (a flow of blood) from a wound:

      stop the flow of blood from (a wound).

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