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English Definitionto decline; to wane; to become weak or feeble
See alsocuī mourning garments
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(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo) ㄕㄨㄞ
Cantonese (Jyutping)seoi1
Part of Speech(动) verb

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Words With Same Head Word    
衰退shuāituìto decline; to fall; to drop; to falter; a decline; recession (in economics)
衰弱shuāiruòweak; feeble
衰老shuāilǎoto age; to deteriorate with age; old and weak
衰亡shuāiwángto decline; to die out; decline and fall
衰人shuāirénloser; jerk
Words With Same Tail Word    
不衰bùshuāiunfailing; never weakening; enduring; unstoppable
早衰zǎoshuāito age prematurely; premature senescence
盛衰shèngshuāito flourish then decline; rise and fall
兴衰xīngshuāiprosperity and decline (of a kingdom); rise and fall
人生盛衰rénshēng shèngshuāilife has its ups and downs (idiom)
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