Meaning of 染

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Pinyin: rǎn
English Definition: to dye; to catch (a disease); to acquire (bad habits etc); to contaminate; to add color washes to a painting
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Total strokes: 9; Radical:
Ideographic: Water and wine mixed in a wooden bowl
Character Formation:
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Example Words
污染 rǎn pollution; contamination; Classifiers:
感染 gǎn rǎn infection; to infect; to influence
传染病 chuán rǎn bìng infectious disease; contagious disease; pestilence
传染 chuán rǎn to infect; contagious
传染性 chuán rǎn xìng infectious; epidemic
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