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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:
①火熄:熄灭。
②消失,丧失:灭口。灭亡。不可磨灭。灭族(古代的一种残酷刑罚,一人犯罪,株连他的父母兄弟妻子等亲属,都被一起杀掉)。
③淹没:灭顶之灾。
④亡明着。

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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:
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
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