Meaning of 竭

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Pinyin: jié
English Definition: to exhaust
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 14; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (stand) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ ] to stand; to establish, to set up
    • [ ] what, why, where, which, how
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Example Words
竭力 jié to do one's utmost
枯竭 jié used up; dried up; exhausted (of resources)
衰竭 shuāi jié organ failure; exhaustion; prostration (medicine)
竭诚 jié chéng wholeheartedly
竭尽 jié jìn to use up; to exhaust
More: 竭* | *竭 | *竭*
Example Sentences
A:So we must try our best.
The thirst for knowledge is an endless source of motivation in life.
The people's longing for a better life is an inexhaustible driving force.
The athletes trained hard to gain a leading position.
The patient has been struggling in pain, and the doctors are doing everything they can to help him.