縮 (shrink) kanji
Shrink
This kanji has 17 strokes. It is being learnt at grade 6.
This kanji belongs to jōyō (regular-use) kanji.
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Meaning:shrink, contract, shrivel, wrinkle, reduce
On reading:シュク
shuku
Kun reading:ちぢ-む、ちぢ-まる、ちぢ-める、ちぢ-れる、ちぢ-らす
chiji-mu, chiji-maru, chiji-meru, chiji-reru, chiji-rasu

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短縮
たんしゅく
shortening, curtailment
洗うと縮む
あらうとちぢむ
shrink in the wash
身が縮まる
みがちぢまる
shrink up
2センチ縮める
にせんちちぢめる
shorten ~ by two centimeters
縮れた髪
ちぢれたかみ
kinky hair, crinkly hair
縮らす
ちぢらす
crisp, wrinkle
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