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stanch
used in The Iliad by Homer (translated by: Lang, Leaf, & Myers)

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Definition
to stop the flow of a liquid (typically blood); or to stop anything that is harmful
  • Straightway he made his pains to cease, and in the grievous wound stanched the black blood, and put courage into his heart.
    Book 16 (58% in)
  • For I have this stark wound, and mine arm is thoroughly pierced with sharp pains, nor can my blood be stanched, and by the wound is my shoulder burdened, and I cannot hold my spear firm, nor go and fight against the enemy.
    Book 16 (56% in)

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