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(Trad.: 鎮)
Pinyin: zhèn
English Definition: to press down; to calm; to subdue; to suppress; to guard; garrison; small town; to cool or chill (food or drinks)
Chinese Definition:
①压:镇尺(用金属、玉石等制成的尺形文具,用来压书和纸。亦称“镇纸”,“压尺”)。镇痛。
②以武力维持安定:镇压(用强力压制,不许进行政治活动)。镇反。镇服。镇慑。镇守。
③安定:镇静。镇定。
④军事上重要的地方:边防重镇。
⑤中国县以下的行政区划单位。
⑥较大的集市:城镇。村镇。
⑦把饮料等同冰或冷水放在一起使凉:冰镇。
⑧整个一段时间:镇日(整天)。
⑨时常:十年镇相随。
⑩中国明、清两代军队的编制单位。
⑾姓氏。

Total strokes: 15; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (metal) conveys the meaning.
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Example Words:
镇定药 [ zhèn dìng yào ]: sedative drug
镇静药 [ zhèn jìng yào ]: sedative
镇静 [ zhèn jìng ]: calm; cool
乡镇 [ xiāng zhèn ]: village; township
镇定 [ zhèn dìng ]: calm; unperturbed; cool
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