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Meaning of 湮

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Ideographic: A dammed stream ; also provides the pronunciation
Character Formation:
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    • [ shuǐ ] water
    • [ yīn ] to restrain; to dam a stream and change its direction; a mound
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  • Pinyin: yān

    English Definition: to inundate; to bury; to cover up; obscured; submerged
    Chinese Definition:
    ①埋没:湮灭。湮没。
    ②淤塞,堵塞:“昔者禹之湮洪水,决江河。”

    Example Words:
    湮没 yān to bury; to submerge; to pass into oblivion; to obliterate; to annihilate (physics)
    湮没无闻 yān wén to pass into oblivion
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  • Pinyin: yīn

    English Definition: variant of
    Chinese Definition:
    ①同“洇”。
    Example Words:
    湮灭 yīn miè to destroy; to disappear; annihilation
    More: 湮* | *湮 | *湮*
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