See also: 扑灭

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ChineseEdit

rush on extinguish
trad. (撲滅)
simp. (扑灭)

PronunciationEdit


VerbEdit

撲滅

  1. to annihilate; to eradicate; to exterminate; to extinguish; to stamp out; to wipe out

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
ぼく
Grade: S
めつ
Grade: S
on'yomi

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Chinese compound 撲滅 ‎(phuwk mjiet, literally beat, strike + destroy). Compare modern Cantonese reading pok3 mit6.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

撲滅 ‎(hiragana ぼくめつ, romaji bokumetsu)

  1. the beating out of a flame, extinguishing by beating
  2. eradication or extermination by beating
  3. (figuratively) the stamping out or wiping out of something

SynonymsEdit

VerbEdit

撲滅する ‎(transitive, hiragana ぼくめつする, romaji bokumetsu suru)

  1. to beat out a flame, to extinguish by beating
  2. to eradicate or exterminate something by beating
  3. (figuratively) to stamp out something, to wipe out something

ConjugationEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9

KoreanEdit

Hanja in this term

NounEdit

撲滅 ‎(bangmyeol) ‎(hangeul 박멸)

  1. Hanja form? of 박멸, “eradication”.
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