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Meaning of 抑

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Pinyin:
English Definition: to restrain; to restrict; to keep down; or
Chinese Definition:
①压,压制:抑制。抑止。压抑。抑强扶弱。抑扬(a。音调的高低起伏;b。沉浮;c。褒贬)。
②忧闷:抑郁。抑塞。
③文言连词(a。表选择,相当于或是、还是,如“抑或”;b。表转折,相当于可是、但是,如“多则多矣,抑君似鼠”)。
④文言发语词:“抑齐人不盟,若之何”。
⑤古同“噫”,叹词。
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Total strokes: 7; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (hand) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ shǒu ] hand
    • [ áng ] lofty; high; to raise; high-priced, expensive
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Example Words
抑制 zhì to inhibit; to keep down; to suppress
压抑 to constrain or repress emotions; oppressive; stifling; depressing; repression
抑郁 depressed; despondent; gloomy; depression
抑或 huò or; could it be that...?
抑郁症 zhèng clinical depression
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Example Sentences
1
Didn't he know, or didn't he want to do it?
2
When the man saw that girl for the first time, her beauty took his breath away.
3
Even scholars are excited by the chance to view such fine and vividly coloured pieces face to face.
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His final special broadcast for CBS was a trip to visit Second World War memorials in Europe during which he broke down and wept at the waste of life they symbolised.