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stanch

(stŏnch) [O.Fr. estanche, firm]
To stop the flow of blood from a wound.
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According to the SNGPL, the gas supply to the industries and the CNG stations has been stanched to meet the demand of domestic consumers.
Earlier in Asia, however, gains were stanched by media reports that some of China's biggest banks will miss their annual lending targets for the first time in seven years, analysts said.
UBS posted a far-better-than-expected second-quarter profit as its investment bank held up better than rivals and further stanched withdrawals at its private-banking arm.
When will the Secretary of State intervene with his colleagues to ensure that this massive loss of jobs is stanched as soon as possible?