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Meaning of 炎

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Pinyin: yán
English Definition: flame; inflammation; -itis
Chinese Definition:
①热:炎热。炎凉(a.气候的热和冷;b.喻人情势利,或亲热攀附,或冷漠疏远,反复无常)。趋炎附势。炎炎(灼热;火炽盛;引申为兴盛,亦指威势显赫)。
②身体的一部分发生红、肿、热、痛的现象:炎症。
③传说中的中国上古帝王中的一位,并成为中华民族千百年的象征:炎帝。炎黄。

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Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Ideographic: Two fires burning
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ huǒ ] fire, flame; to burn; anger, rage
    • [ huǒ ] fire, flame; to burn; anger, rage
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Example Words:
炎热 [ yán ]: blistering hot; sizzling hot (weather)
发炎 [ yán ]: to become inflamed; inflammation
炎症 [ yán zhèng ]: inflammation
章太炎 [ zhāng tài yán ]: Zhang Taiyan (1869-1936), scholar, journalist, revolutionary and leading intellectual around the time of the Xinhai revolution
肝炎 [ gān yán ]: hepatitis
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