Meaning of 炽

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(Trad.: 熾)
Pinyin: chì
English Definition: to burn; to blaze; splendid; illustrious
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 9; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (fire) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
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    • [ huǒ ] fire, flame; to burn; anger, rage
    • [ zhī ] only, merely, just
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Example Words
炽热 chì red-hot; glowing; blazing; (fig.) passionate
炽烈 chì liè burning fiercely; flaming; blazing
白炽灯 bái chì dēng incandescent light
白炽 bái chì white heat; incandescence
炽热火山云 chì huǒ shān yún nuée ardente; hot cloud of volcanic ash
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Example Sentences
He felt his brain on fire.
I put some wood on the fire and it soon burst into a blaze.
The sun is a large blazing ball, a million times larger than the earth.
The flaming fire warns me off by its own glow.
But as if it depended upon that hot-blooded princess, her soul 7)at a white heat under the fires of sadness and jealousy.