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Meaning of 吸

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Pinyin:
English Definition: to breathe; to suck in; to absorb; to inhale
Chinese Definition:
①从口或鼻把气引入体内:呼吸。吸气。吸烟。
②引取:吸引。吸附。

Antonyms:
Total strokes: 7; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (mouth) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ kǒu ] mouth; entrance, gate, opening
    • [ ] to extend; to reach; and; in time
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Example Words:
吸引 [ yǐn ]: to attract (interest, investment etc); Classifiers:
吸收 [ shōu ]: to absorb; to assimilate; to ingest; to recruit
呼吸 [ ]: to breathe
吸取 [ ]: to absorb; to draw (a lesson, insight etc); to assimilate
人工呼吸 [ rén gōng ]: artificial respiration (medicine)
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