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Staunch (4 letter answer)

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The answer STEM is seen frequently, appearing about once every 50 puzzles.

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STEM as a noun:

1. (root, root word, base, stem, theme, radical) = (linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed; "thematic vowels are part of the stem"
2. (stalk, stem) = a slender or elongated structure that supports a plant or fungus or a plant part or plant organ
3. (shank, stem) = cylinder forming a long narrow part of something
4. the tube of a tobacco pipe
5. (bow, fore, prow, stem) = front part of a vessel or aircraft; "he pointed the bow of the boat toward the finish line"
6. (stem turn, stem) = a turn made in skiing; the back of one ski is forced outward and the other ski is brought parallel to it

STEM as a verb:

1. grow out of, have roots in, originate in; "The increase in the national debt stems from the last war"
2. cause to point inward; "stem your skis"
3. (stem, stanch, staunch, halt) = stop the flow of a liquid; "staunch the blood flow"; "them the tide"
4. remove the stem from; "for automatic natural language processing, the words must be stemmed"