Meaning of 灶

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Pinyin: zào
English Definition: kitchen stove; kitchen
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 7; Radical:
Ideographic: A clay oven
Character Formation:
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    • [ huǒ ] fire, flame; to burn; anger, rage
    • [ ] soil, earth; items made of earth
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Example Words
炉灶 zào stove
病灶 bìng zào focus of infection; lesion; nidus
锅灶 guō zào stove; cooking burner
另起炉灶 lìng zào lit. to set up a separate kitchen (idiom); to start from scratch; back to square one; to start of on a new path
小灶 xiǎo zào mess hall for high-ranking cadres; (fig.) special treatment; cf. 大灶
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Example Sentences
However, these cookers are hard to make.
Please clean the stove after cooking in the kitchen.
Gas stoves are one of the standard configurations in restaurant kitchens.