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English Definitionto provoke; to irritate; to upset; to stimulate; to excite; irritant
Simplified Script刺激
Traditional ScriptSame
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄘˋ ㄐㄧ
Cantonese (Jyutping)ci3gik1
Part of Speech(名) noun, (形) adjective, (动) verb
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=5; TOP=Intermediate
Word Decomposition
thorn; sting; thrust; to prick; to pierce; to stab; to assassinate; to murder; to stimulate; to irritated; splinter
to arouse; to incite; to excite; to stimulate; sharp; fierce; violent

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Words With Same Head Word    
刺杀cìshāto assassinate; (military) to fight with a bayonet; (baseball) to put out (a baserunner)
刺探cìtànto pry into; to spy on; to probe into
刺中cìzhòngto hit with a piercing blow
刺伤cìshāngto stab
刺儿cìra thorn; fig. to ridicule somebody; fig. something wrong
Words With Same Tail Word    
感激gǎnjīto be grateful; to appreciate; thankful
并激bìngjīparallel excitation; shunt excitation; shunt-wound (e.g. electric generator)
偏激piānjīextreme (usu. of thoughts, speech, circumstances)
切激qièjīimpassioned; fiercely
愤激fènjīindignant; outraged
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