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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Stem  \Stem\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Stemmed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Stemming}.]  [Either  from  stem,  n.,  or  akin  to  stammer;  cf 
  G.  stemmen  to  press  against.] 
  To  oppose  or  cut  with  or  as  with  the  stem  of  a  vessel;  to 
  resist,  or  make  progress  against;  to  stop  or  check  the  flow 
  of  as  a  current.  ``An  argosy  to  stem  the  waves.''  --Shak. 
  [They]  stem  the  flood  with  their  erected  breasts. 
  Stemmed  the  wild  torrent  of  a  barbarous  age.  --Pope. 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 

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