Meaning of 肿

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(Trad.: 腫)
Pinyin: zhǒng
English Definition: to swell; swelling; swollen
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (flesh) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • meat, flesh; organic compound
    • [ zhōng ] central; center, middle; amidst; to hit (target), to attain; China; Chinese
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Example Words
肿瘤 zhǒng liú tumor
臃肿 yōng zhǒng obese; bloated; swollen (style); (fig.) (of an organization) oversized or overstaffed
浮肿 zhǒng swollen; bloated; edema; dropsy
红肿 hóng zhǒng inflamed; red and swollen
水肿 shuǐ zhǒng (med.) edema; dropsy
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Example Sentences
The flesh around the ankle had swollen up.
Many cat lovers live with a dilemma: they want to pick up the animals and hold them close, but if they do, their eyes will swell up and they'll start sneezing.
I'm going to work, and my punched-out eye sockets are two swollen-up black bagels around the little piss holes I have left to see through.
Some children look like skeletons while others have swollen legs and hands, he adds.
When we went out that night it had been so swollen that it looked like a big pink potato with toes. But now it was back to its normal size.