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English Definitionto be in flood; to overflow (the banks); to inundate; to spread unchecked
Simplified Script泛滥
Traditional Script泛濫
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄈㄢˋ ㄌㄢˋ
Cantonese (Jyutping)faan3laam6
Part of Speech(动) verb
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=6
Word Decomposition
fànto float; to be suffused with; general; extensive; non-specific; flood; pan- (prefix)
lànoverflowing; excessive; indiscriminate

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Words With Same Head Word    
泛指fànzhǐto make a general reference; to be used in a general sense
泛白fànbáito be suffused with white; to be discolored; to blanch
泛称fànchēnggeneral term
泛红fànhóngto blush; to redden; flushed
泛舟fànzhōuto go boating
Words With Same Tail Word    
俗滥súlànclichéd; tacky
浮滥fúlànexcessive; exorbitant; excessively
下三滥xià sān lànriffraff; scum; lowlife; despicable; inferior
宁缺勿滥nìng quē wù lànsame as 宁缺毋滥
宁缺毋滥nìng quē wú lànbetter to have nothing (than substandard choice) (idiom); would prefer to go without than accept shoddy option
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