Definition of 滅

  • destroy
  • ruin
  • overthrow
  • perish

Readings

On'Yomi (音読み) Kun'yomi (訓読み)
  • メツ
  • ほろびる
  • ほろ
  • ほろぼす

Popular Words With This Kanji

消滅, しょうめつ

lapse, annihilation (physics), extinguishment, termination (e.g. of legal representation), vanishing

絶滅, ぜつめつ

destruction, extinction

滅多, めった

thoughtless, reckless, seldom (neg. verb), careless

壊滅, 潰滅, かいめつ

destruction, annihilation, devastation, catastrophe

壊滅, 潰滅, かいめつ

destruction, annihilation, devastation, catastrophe

撲滅, ぼくめつ

extermination

自滅, じめつ

ruining oneself, destroying oneself, self-destruction

破滅, はめつ

ruin, destruction, fall

滅びる, 亡びる, ほろびる

to be ruined, to go under, to perish, to be destroyed

隠滅, いんめつ

destruction, suppression


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