Meaning of 殚

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(Trad.: 殫)
Pinyin: dān
English Definition: entirely; to exhaust
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 12; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (death) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
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    • [ dǎi ] corpse; death; evil, depraved, wicked
    • [ dān ] single, individual, only; lone
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Example Words
殚心 dān xīn to devote one's entire mind
殚精竭虑 dān jīng jié to exhaust one's thoughts and ingenuity (idiom); to think sth through thoroughly; to rack one's brains; to leave no stone unturned
殚力 dān to strive; endeavor
殚闷 dān mèn to faint; to swoon; to lose consciousness
殚残 dān cán to destroy
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Example Sentences
She is three years senior to me.
And Satan went forth from the presence of the Lord.
Did Marx really buy a sword from the Satan?
Were these poems the only expressly Satanist writings of Karl Marx?
This is what distinguishes Satanism from ordinary human sinfulness.