Meaning of 淹

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Pinyin: yān
English Definition: to flood; to submerge; to drown; to irritate the skin (of liquids); to delay
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 11; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (water) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
Example Words:
淹没 [ yān ]: to submerge; to drown; to flood; to drown out (also fig.)
淹博 [ yān ]: widely read; erudite
淹死 [ yān ]: to drown
淹灭 [ yān miè ]: to submerge; to flood; to bury
淹灌 [ yān guàn ]: basin irrigation (e.g. paddy fields)
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