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Meaning of 滯

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(Simplified: 滞)
Pinyin: zhì
English Definition: sluggish
Chinese Definition:
①凝積,不流通,不靈活:停滯。滯留。滯銷。滯空。呆滯。滯產(產婦臨產後總產程超過30小時者)。滯針。滯下(痢疾的古稱)。
②遺落:“此有滯穗”。
Total strokes: 14; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (water) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ shuǐ ] water
    • [ dài ] belt, strap; band, ribbon; area, zone; to carry, to raise, to wear
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Example Words
滯後 zhì hòu to lag behind
滯留 zhì liú to detain; retention
滯銷 zhì xiāo to sell poorly; unmarketable; slow-moving (product, inventory etc)
More: 滯* | *滯 | *滯*
Example Sentences
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We call this one 'response latency' and it means that, because it takes a lot of brainpower to concoct a lie, there may be a time lag between you asking a question and the other person answering.
2
貿
Free-trade negotiations between India and Japan have dragged on for years, with no deal in sight.
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退
Analysts at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch said in a note the U.S. equities market is already fairly priced for a recession. This suggests any indication to even sluggish growth could boost stocks.
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With wage income up almost 3% in real terms, spending will remain firm and the economy will rebound from its third-quarter lull.
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A process called hysteresis causes some of the heat energy to be lost, but this new alloy has a low hysteresis, the researchers say.