Meaning of 灼

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Pinyin: zhuó
English Definition: luminous; burning; to burn; to cauterize
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 7; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (fire) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
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    • [ huǒ ] fire, flame; to burn; anger, rage
    • [ sháo ] spoon, ladle; unit of volume
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Example Words
焦灼 jiāo zhuó (literary) deeply worried
灼热 zhuó burning hot; scorching; worried
真知灼见 zhēn zhī zhuó jiàn penetrating insight
烧灼 shāo zhuó to burn; to scorch; to cauterize
灼痛 zhuó tòng burn (i.e. wound); burning pain
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Example Sentences
The sensation is a burn like touching a hot stove or an iron.
He set me down, still holding my face, his glorious eyes burning into mine.
That's been an interesting question of scholars, what does he mean by "burn"?
The end came with a shear of light in the eastern sky, a brilliant incandescence a million times brighter than the sun.
Check any gardening blog and the question of whether water can burn comes up with some regularity.