unstanched

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

un- +‎ stanched

Adjective[edit]

unstanched (not comparable)

  1. Not stanched.
    • 1591, William Shakespeare, Henry VI, Part 3, Act II scene vi[1]:
      RICHARD III (DUKE OF GLOUCESTER): Stifle the villain whose unstanched thirst York and young Rutland could not satisfy.
    • c. 1610-11, William Shakespeare, The Tempest, Act I scene i[2]:
      GONZALO: I'll warrant him for drowning, though the ship were no stronger than a nutshell and as leaky as an unstanched wench.
    • 1837, William Harrison Ainsworth, Crichton, Volume 2 (page 174):
      Covered with dust and blood — the thick gore slowly dropping from his unstanched wounds, his head swollen, his right eye closed — the poor brute presented a deplorable spectacle.