Meaning of 淤

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English Definition: silt; river sludge; to silt up; choked with silt; variant of
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Total strokes: 11; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (water) conveys the meaning.
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Example Words
淤积 to silt up; silt; sediment; ooze; slurry
淤泥 silt; sludge; ooze
淤塞 choked with silt; silted up
出淤泥而不染 chū ér rǎn lit. to grow out of the mud unsullied (idiom); fig. to be principled and incorruptible
淤滞 zhì silted up; obstructed by silt; variant of 瘀滞
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Example Sentences
The bruises look even worse than they didyesterday. Some of them are greenish.
Apparently he had fallen down a set of stairs and was covered in scrapes and bruises, so I took him back to my apartment to clean him up.
They have binders of school records and police reports, along with photos documenting the bruises and black eyes.
Through the pass-through window into the kitchen, three line cooks, one with stitches along his upper lip, are watching Marla and me and whispering with their three bruised heads together.
While watching a football game at the White House in 2002, Bush choked on a pretzel and fell off his couch, leading to the bruises seen in this photo.