A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to stop a hemorrhage)
a. to stanch
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Las enfermeras restañaron la herida aplicando un torniquete.The nurses stanched the wound by applying a tourniquet.
b. to staunch (United Kingdom)
Si no conseguimos restañar la herida, el paciente no dejará de perder sangre.If we don't manage to staunch the wound, the patient will keep losing blood.
c. to stop the flow of
No tardé mucho en restañar la brecha porque no era profunda.It didn't take me long to stop the flow of the open wound because it wasn't deep.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(to overcome)
a. to heal
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
Me temo que no haya nada que restañe las heridas de esta nación conflictiva.I fear that there is nothing that can heal the wounds of this troubled nation.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (herida)
a. to staunch
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transitive verb
to stanch; stop; stop the flow of
restañar las heridas to heal the wounds
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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