Meaning of 灭

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(Trad.: 滅)
Pinyin: miè
English Definition: to extinguish or put out; to go out (of a fire etc); to exterminate or wipe out; to drown
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 5; Radical:
Ideographic: To cover a flame
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ ] one; a, an; alone
    • [ huǒ ] fire, flame; to burn; anger, rage
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Example Words
消灭 xiāo miè to put an end to; to annihilate; to cause to perish; to perish; annihilation (in quantum field theory)
毁灭 huǐ miè to perish; to ruin; to destroy
灭亡 miè wáng to be destroyed; to become extinct; to perish; to die out; to destroy; to exterminate
灭绝 miè jué to extinguish; to become extinct; to die out
熄灭 miè to stop burning; to go out (of fire); to die out; extinguished
More: 灭* | *灭 | *灭*
Example Sentences
And there came down fire from heaven, and consumed him and his fifty.
He questions them about where they were and what they did while the lights were out.
They were plunged into utter darkness knowing there was nothing worse, for when the lights go out it was said the tunnels change and move.
And the fire of God came down from heaven, and consumed him and his fifty.
I feel thy beauty, dark night, like that of the loved woman when she has put out the lamp.