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Meaning of 缓

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(Trad.: 緩)
Pinyin: huǎn
English Definition: slow; unhurried; sluggish; gradual; not tense; relaxed; to postpone; to defer; to stall; to stave off; to revive; to recuperate
Chinese Definition:
①慢,与“急”相对:缓步。缓行(xíng)。缓慢。迟缓。
②延迟:缓刑。缓办。缓役。缓征。刻不容缓。
③放松,松弛:缓和。缓冲。缓解。和缓。
④苏醒,恢复:缓气。缓醒。
⑤慢徐疾急。[合]缓带(放宽衣带。从容自在的样子);缓服(宽松的服装。对戎装而言);缓带轻裘(宽松的衣带,轻暖的皮衣。形容从容儒雅的风度。)

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Total strokes: 12; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (thread) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ ] silk; thread
    • [ yuán ] to lead on to; then, therefore, as a consequence
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Example Words
缓解 huǎn jiě to bring relief; to alleviate (a crisis); to dull (a pain)
缓慢 huǎn màn slow; slow-moving
缓缓 huǎn huǎn slowly; unhurriedly; little by little
缓和 huǎn to ease (tension); to alleviate; to moderate; to allay; to make more mild
减缓 jiǎn huǎn to slow down; to retard
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