Meaning of 熄

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English Definition: to extinguish; to put out (fire); to quench; to stop burning; to go out (of fire, lamp etc); to come to an end; to wither away; to die out; Taiwan pr. [xi2]
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 14; Radical:
Ideographic: To end a flame ; also provides the pronunciation
Character Formation:
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    • [ huǒ ] fire, flame; to burn; anger, rage
    • [ ] to end, to cease, to put a stop to; pause, breath, rest; news
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Example Words
熄灭 miè to stop burning; to go out (of fire); to die out; extinguished
熄灯 dēng turn out the lights; lights out
熄火 huǒ (of fire, lamp etc) to go out; to put out (fire); (fig.) to die down; (of a vehicle) to stall
吹熄 chuī to blow out (a flame)
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Example Sentences
The rocket engine burned out.