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(Trad.: 燒)
Pinyin: shāo
English Definition: to burn; to cook; to stew; to bake; to roast; to heat; to boil (tea, water etc); fever; to run a temperature; (coll.) to let things go to one's head
Chinese Definition:
①使东西着火:焚烧。燃烧。烧灼。烧毁。
②用火或发热的东西使物品受热起变化:烧水。烧饭。烧砖。烧焊。烧蓝。烧料。
③一种烹饪方法:烧茄子。烧鸡。
④体温增高:发烧。退烧。
⑤经烘烤制成的饼:烧饼。火烧。
⑥一种烈性白酒:烧酒。高粱烧。
⑦过多的肥料使植物枯萎、死亡。
⑧焚燃。

Total strokes: 10; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (fire) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
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    • fire, flame; to burn; anger, rage
    • a legendary ancient emperor-sage
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Example Words:
燃烧 [ rán shāo ]: to ignite; to combust; to burn; combustion; flaming
发烧 [ shāo ]: to have a high temperature (from illness); to have a fever
烧毁 [ shāo huǐ ]: to burn; to burn down
烧瓶 [ shāo píng ]: laboratory flask
火烧 [ huǒ shāo ]: to set fire to; to burn down; burning hot; baked cake
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