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1A substance, device, etc., which staunches (or is reputed to staunch) bleeding.
2A person believed to have the power or ability to staunch bleeding by supernatural means.
Early 18th century; earliest use found in Daniel Turner (1667–1741), surgeon and physician. From blood + stancher.
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