Meaning of 泄

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Pinyin: xiè
English Definition: to leak (of water or gas); to drip; to drain; to discharge; to leak out; to divulge (secrets); to give vent (to anger, spite etc); to disperse; to reduce
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Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (water) conveys the meaning.
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Example Words
发泄 xiè to give vent to (one's feelings)
泄漏 xiè lòu (of a liquid or gas) to leak; to divulge (a secret); to leak
宣泄 xuān xiè to drain (by leading off water); to unburden oneself; to divulge; to leak a secret
排泄 pái xiè to drain (factory waste etc); to excrete (urine, sweat etc)
水泄不通 shuǐ xiè tōng lit. not one drop can trickle through (idiom); fig. impenetrable (crowd, traffic)
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Example Sentences
Sump pits are very common in Canada and if you have one it's a good time to test its' operation and install the discharge hose outside (away from your house of course).
She told him of things that had been locked deep inside her, able to tell no one.
And, as if the gloom of the earth and sky had been but the effluence of these two mortal hearts, it vanished with their sorrow.
Engineers launched the so-called static kill operation on Tuesday, in the hopes of finally sealing the well that blew out more than 100 days ago.
The life leaked out of the old man.