抹殺

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Chinese[edit]

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Verb[edit]

抹殺

  1. (Advanced Mandarin) to blot out; to erase

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: S Grade: 4

Noun[edit]

抹殺 (hiragana まっさつ, romaji massatsu)

  1. erasure
  2. denial
  3. killing

Verb[edit]

抹殺 + する (hiragana まっさつする, romaji massatsu suru)

  1. wipe out, erase
    • 1949, 宮本百合子, 今日の日本の文化問題:
      日本 (にほん)のスポーツは、戦争中全 (せんそうちゅうまった)日常生活 (にちじょうせいかつ)から抹殺 (まっさつ)されていた。
      nihon no supōtsu wa, sensō-chū mattaku nichijō seikatsu kara massatsu sarete ita.
      During the war, sports were completely wiped out of everyday life in Japan.
  2. deny
    • 1945, 太宰治, 惜別:
      もう (ぼく)はあの、科学救国論 (かがくきゅうこくろん)全部 (ぜんぶ)抹殺 (まっさつ)します。
      mō boku wa ano, kagaku kyūkoku ron wa zenbu, massatsu shimasu.
      These days I completely deny all of the arguments that science will save the nation.
  3. kill

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References[edit]

  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakkan, ISBN 4095102535.