Meaning of 殚

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(Trad.: 殫)
Pinyin: dān
English Definition: entirely; to exhaust
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 12; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (death) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
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    • [ dǎi ] corpse; death; evil, depraved, wicked
    • [ dān ] single, individual, only; lone
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Example Words
殚心 dān xīn to devote one's entire mind
殚精竭虑 dān jīng jié to exhaust one's thoughts and ingenuity (idiom); to think sth through thoroughly; to rack one's brains; to leave no stone unturned
殚力 dān to strive; endeavor
殚闷 dān mèn to faint; to swoon; to lose consciousness
殚残 dān cán to destroy
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Example Sentences
She is three years senior to me.
For the moment, at least, investors are free again to look for the best bank among many styles of banks, rather than investigating which bank matches up best with a single model for success.
Of whom is Hymeneus and Alexander, whom I have delivered up to Satan, that they may learn not to blaspheme.
Were these poems the only expressly Satanist writings of Karl Marx?
All active Satanists have ravaged personal lives, and this was the case with Marx as well.