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
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