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English Definitionto shrink (in the wash); fig. to shrink (of profits etc)
Simplified Script缩水
Traditional Script縮水
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄙㄨㄛ ㄕㄨㄟˇ
Cantonese (Jyutping)suk1seoi2
Part of Speech(形) adjective
Proficiency Test LevelTOP=Intermediate
Word Decomposition
suōto withdraw; to pull back; to contract; to shrink; to reduce; abbreviation
shuǐwater; river; liquid; beverage; additional charges or income; (of clothes) measure word for number of washes; (Chinese surname)

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
缩小suōxiǎoto reduce; to decrease; to shrink
缩短suōduǎnto curtail; to cut down
缩影suōyǐngminiature version of something; microcosm; epitome; (Tw) to microfilm
缩印suōyìnto reprint (a book etc) in a smaller format
缩写suōxiěabbreviation; to abridge
Words With Same Tail Word    
汽水qìshuǐsoda; pop
热水rèshuǐhot water
洪水hóngshuǐdeluge; flood
流水liúshuǐrunning water
开水kāishuǐboiled water; boiling water
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