Meaning of 凋

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Pinyin: diāo
English Definition: withered
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 10; Radical:
Pictophonetic: (ice) indicates the sound; conveys the meaning.
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Example Words
凋零 diāo líng withered; wilted; to wither; to fade; to decay
凋谢 diāo xiè to wither; to wilt; wizened
凋敝 diāo impoverished; destitute; hard; depressed (of business); tattered; ragged
凋落 diāo luò to wither (and drop off); to wilt; to pass away
民生凋敝 mín shēng diāo the people's livelihood is reduced to destitution (idiom); a time of famine and impoverishment
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Example Sentences
The pine and the cypress remain green all the year round.
Or new love pine at them beyond tomorrow.
He adopts a playful and jovial approach in telling the story of his characters through his life size sculptural installations.
Hitherto the withering flowers can't withstand the sunshine notwithstanding my care.
Li' s sculptures reveal the inmost secrets and psyche of city dwellers of China' s vast metropolis.