Meaning of 泄

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Pinyin: xiè
English Definition: to leak (of water or gas); to drip; to drain; to discharge; to leak out; to divulge (secrets); to give vent (to anger, spite etc); to disperse; to reduce
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Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (water) conveys the meaning.
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Example Words
发泄 xiè to give vent to (one's feelings)
泄漏 xiè lòu (of a liquid or gas) to leak; to divulge (a secret); to leak
宣泄 xuān xiè to drain (by leading off water); to unburden oneself; to divulge; to leak a secret
排泄 pái xiè to drain (factory waste etc); to excrete (urine, sweat etc)
水泄不通 shuǐ xiè tōng lit. not one drop can trickle through (idiom); fig. impenetrable (crowd, traffic)
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Example Sentences
Private information should not be disclosed to outsiders.
Personal information leakage poses a harmful threat to personal privacy.
To maintain confidentiality, the company prohibits employees from leaking confidential documents.
The chemical leak caused air pollution and a large number of people to be poisoned.
To prevent the leakage of confidential information, the company has taken various measures.