Meaning of 炼

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(Trad.: 煉)
Pinyin: liàn
English Definition: to refine; to smelt
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 9; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (fire) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
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    • [ huǒ ] fire, flame; to burn; anger, rage
    • [ jiǎn ] card, letter, invitation, note
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Example Words
锻炼 duàn liàn to engage in physical exercise; to work out; to toughen; to temper
锻炼 duàn liàn to toughen; to temper; to engage in physical exercise; to work out; (fig.) to develop one's skills; to train oneself
提炼 liàn to extract (ore, minerals etc); to refine; to purify; to process
冶炼 liàn to smelt metal
修炼 xiū liàn (of Taoists) to practice austerities; to practice asceticism
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Example Sentences
Climbing mountains can exercise your body.
I like to go for a morning jog to exercise.
He is going to the gym to work out.
He insists on exercising every day.
We never forget to exercise our bodies.