Meaning of 朽

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Pinyin: xiǔ
English Definition: rotten
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 6; Radical:
Ideographic: The wood of a dying tree
Character Formation:
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    • [ ] tree; wood, lumber; wooden
    • [ kǎo ] obstruction of breath (qi); variant of 考
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Example Words
腐朽 xiǔ rotten; decayed; decadent; degenerate
不朽 xiǔ immortal; immortality
永垂不朽 yǒng chuí xiǔ eternal glory; will never be forgotten
朽木 xiǔ rotten wood
摧枯拉朽 cuī xiǔ to destroy sth. already deteriorating (idiom)
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Example Sentences
The timber has rotted.