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The action or practice of staunching bleeding, especially (in later use) by supernatural means.
Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Robert Copland (fl. 1505–1547), translator and printer. From blood + stanching.
That staunches (or is reputed to staunch) bleeding.
Late 17th century; earliest use found in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. From blood + stanching.
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