滅 (destroy) kanji
Destroy
This kanji has 13 strokes. It is being learnt at grade 8.
This kanji belongs to jōyō (regular-use) kanji.
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Meaning:destroy, ruin, overthrow, perish
On reading:メツ
metsu
Kun reading:ほろ-びる、ほろ-ぶ、ほろ-ぼす
horo-biru, horo-bu, horo-bosu

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絶滅する
ぜつめつする
become extinct, die out, go out of existence
不滅
ふめつ
immortality, immortal, undying, imperishable, indestructible, deathless
滅菌ガーゼ
めっきんがーぜ
sterilized gauze
滅びゆく文明
ほろびゆくぶんめい
a dying civilization
身を滅ぼす
みをほろぼす
ruin oneself
滅入る
めいる
feel gloomy, be depressed
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