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Meaning of 臭

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Ideographic: The smell of a dirty dog
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  • Pinyin: chòu

    English Definition: stench; smelly; to smell (bad); repulsive; loathsome; terrible; bad; severely; ruthlessly; dud (ammunition)
    Chinese Definition:
    ①不好闻的气味,与“香”相对:臭味儿。臭氧。恶臭。
    ②香气:“左佩刀,右备容臭,烨然若神人”。
    ③惹人厌恶的:臭钱。臭美。臭架子。臭名远扬。
    ④狠狠地:臭骂一通。
    ⑤指子弹、炮弹坏,失效:臭火。

    Example Words:
    臭氧 chòu yǎng ozone (O₃)
    臭气 chòu stench
    臭氧层 chòu yǎng céng ozone layer
    恶臭 è chòu stink
    臭虫 chòu chóng bedbug (Cimex lectularius); tick
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  • Pinyin: xiù

    English Definition: sense of smell; smell bad
    Chinese Definition:
    ①气味的总称:无声无臭。
    ②同“嗅”。

    Example Words:
    乳臭未干 xiù wèi gān smell of mother's milk not yet dried (idiom); immature and inexperienced; still wet behind the ears
    口尚乳臭 kǒu shàng xiù young and inexperienced (idiom)
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