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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, rōmaji 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, rōmaji bokumetsu)

  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”.