撲滅

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See also: 扑灭

Chinese[edit]

rush on extinguish
trad. (撲滅)
simp. (扑灭)

Pronunciation[edit]


Verb[edit]

撲滅

  1. to annihilate; to eradicate; to exterminate; to extinguish; to stamp out; to wipe out

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
ぼく
Grade: S
めつ
Grade: S
on’yomi

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Chinese compound 撲滅 (phuwk mjiet, literally beat, strike + destroy). Compare modern Cantonese reading pok3 mit6.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

撲滅 (hiragana ぼくめつ, rōmaji bokumetsu)

  1. the beating out of a flame, extinguishing by beating
  2. eradication or extermination by beating
  3. (figuratively) the stamping out or wiping out of something

Synonyms[edit]

Verb[edit]

撲滅する (transitive, hiragana ぼくめつ, rōmaji bokumetsu)

  1. to beat out a flame, to extinguish by beating
  2. to eradicate or exterminate something by beating
  3. (figuratively) to stamp out something, to wipe out something

Conjugation[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9

Korean[edit]

Hanja in this term

Noun[edit]

撲滅 (bangmyeol) (hangeul 박멸)

  1. Hanja form? of 박멸, “eradication”.