Meaning of 蛀

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Pinyin: zhù
English Definition: termite; to bore (of insects)
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 11; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (insect) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ chóng ] insect, worm; mollusk
    • [ zhǔ ] to own; to host; master; host; lord
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Example Words
蛀虫 zhù chóng insect that eats into wood, books, clothes etc; fig. vermin
虫蛀 chóng zhù damaged by moths or worms
蛀牙 zhù tooth decay; dental cavities; Classifiers:
蛀蚀 zhù shí to corrupt; to erode
蠹蛀 zhù to be moth-eaten; to be worm-eaten
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Example Sentences
The tooth is badly decayed.
Worms have bored into the wood.
Her teeth decayed because she ate too many sweets.
I- a man of thought- the bookworm of great libraries- a man already in decay, having given my best years to feed the hungry dream of knowledge- what had I to do with youth and beauty like thine own!