殲滅

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See also: 歼灭

Chinese

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annihilate extinguish
trad. (殲滅)
simp. (歼灭)

Pronunciation

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Verb

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殲滅

  1. to annihilate; to eradicate

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Japanese

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Kanji in this term
せん
Hyōgaiji
めつ
Grade: S
goon
Alternative spelling
せん滅

Etymology

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Ultimately from Middle Chinese compound 殲滅 (MC tsjem mjiet, literally “annihilate + destroy”), probably as a learned borrowing from Chinese 殲滅歼灭 (jiānmiè).

First cited to a text from 1825.[1]

Pronunciation

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Noun

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(せん)(めつ) (senmetsu

  1. [from 1825] annihilation, eradication, extermination

Usage notes

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Often spelled せん滅 due to the rarity and complexity of the first character .

Synonyms

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Antonyms

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Verb

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(せん)(めつ)する (senmetsu surutransitive suru (stem (せん)(めつ) (senmetsu shi), past (せん)(めつ)した (senmetsu shita))

  1. to annihilate; to eradicate, to exterminate

Conjugation

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References

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  1. ^ Shōgaku Tosho (1988) 国語大辞典(新装版) [Unabridged Dictionary of Japanese (Revised Edition)] (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan, →ISBN
  2. ^ Matsumura, Akira, editor (2006), 大辞林 [Daijirin] (in Japanese), Third edition, Tokyo: Sanseidō, →ISBN

Korean

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Hanja in this term

Noun

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殲滅 (seommyeol) (hangeul 섬멸)

  1. Hanja form? of 섬멸 (annihilation, eradication, extermination).