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English Definitionto weaken; to impair; to cripple
Simplified Script削弱
Traditional ScriptSame
Pinyinxuēruò, Taiwan pr. xuèruò
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄒㄩㄝ ㄖㄨㄛˋ
Cantonese (Jyutping)soek3joek6
Part of Speech(动) verb
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=6; TOP=Advanced
Word Decomposition
xuēto pare; to reduce; to remove
ruòweak; feeble; young; inferior; (following a decimal or fraction) slightly less than

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
削减xuējiǎnto cut down; to reduce; to lower
削价xuējiàto cut down the price
削波xuēbōclipping (signal processing)
削籍xuējí(of an official) dismissal from office (old)
削职xuēzhídemotion; to have one's job cut
Words With Same Tail Word    
薄弱bóruòweak; frail
软弱ruǎnruòweak; feeble; flabby
脆弱cuìruòweak; frail
衰弱shuāiruòweak; feeble
减弱jiǎnruòto weaken; to fall off
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