Meaning of 苛

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English Definition: severe; exacting
Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (grass) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ cǎo ] grass, weed, plant, herb
    • [ ] may, can, -able; possibly
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Example Words:
严苛 [ yán ]: severe; harsh
苛刻 [ ]: harsh; severe; demanding
苛性 [ xìng ]: caustic (chemistry)
苛性钠 [ xìng ]: caustic soda; sodium hydroxide NaOH
苛性钾 [ xìng jiǎ ]: caustic potash; potassium hydroxide KOH
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