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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 staunch /ˈstɔnʧ, ˈstɑnʧ/
 (vt.)止住,止血(a.)堅固的,堅強的,忠實的,忠誠的,不透水的

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 staunch /ˈstɔnʧ, ˈstɑnʧ/ 及物動詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Staunch Staunch·ly, Staunch·ness, etc. See Stanch, Stanchly, etc.
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Stanch v. t. [imp. & p. p. Stanched p. pr. & vb. n. Stanching.]
 1. To stop the flowing of, as blood; to check; also, to stop the flowing of blood from; as, to stanch a wound. [Written also staunch.]
    Iron or a stone laid to the neck doth stanch the bleeding of the nose.   --Bacon.
 2. To extinguish; to quench, as fire or thirst. [Obs.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Stanch, a. [Compar. Stancher superl. Stanchest.]  [Written also staunch.]
 1. Strong and tight; sound; firm; as, a stanch ship.
    One of the closets is parqueted with plain deal, set in diamond, exceeding stanch and pretty.   --Evelyn.
 2. Firm in principle; constant and zealous; loyal; hearty; steady; steadfast; as, a stanch churchman; a stanch friend or adherent.
    In politics I hear you 're stanch.   --Prior.
 3. Close; secret; private. [Obs.]
    This is to be kept stanch.   --Locke.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 staunch
      adj : firm and dependable especially in loyalty; "a steadfast
            ally"; "a staunch defender of free speech"; "unswerving
            devotion"; "unswerving allegiance" [syn: steadfast, unswerving]
      v : stop the flow of a liquid; "staunch the blood flow"; "them
          the tide" [syn: stem, stanch, halt]