Meaning of 消

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Pinyin: xiāo
English Definition: to disappear; to vanish; to eliminate; to spend (time); have to; need
Total strokes: 10; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (water) conveys the meaning.
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Example Words:
消费 [ xiāo fèi ]: to consume; to spend
取消 [ xiāo ]: to cancel; cancellation
消失 [ xiāo shī ]: to disappear; to fade away
消除 [ xiāo chú ]: to eliminate; to remove
消灭 [ xiāo miè ]: to put an end to; to annihilate; to cause to perish; to perish; annihilation (in quantum field theory)
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