Definition of 煉

  • refine metals
  • kneading over fire

Readings

On'Yomi (音読み) Kun'yomi (訓読み)
  • レン

Popular Words With This Kanji

練る, 煉る, ねる

to knead, to thicken into a paste (stirring over a flame), to polish (a plan, etc.), to refine, to elaborate, to work out, to train, to drill, to exercise, to gloss (silk), to soften, to degum, to tan (leather), to temper (steel), to walk in procession, to parade, to march

試練, 試煉, 試錬, しれん

test, trial, probation, ordeal, tribulation

洗練, 洗煉, 洗錬, せんれん

polish, refinement

練り上げる, 練上げる, 煉り上げる, 錬り上げる, ねりあげる

to knead well, to polish, to refine

煉瓦, れんが

brick

修練, 修煉, 修錬, しゅうれん

training, drill, practice, practise, discipline

練炭, 煉炭, れんたん

briquette (charcoal or coal)

練れる, 煉れる, 錬れる, ねれる

to be well-kneaded, to be seasoned, to be experienced, to be mature and well-rounded

手ぐすね引く, 手ぐすねひく, 手薬煉引く, 手薬練引く, てぐすねひく

to be ready and waiting for, to be on the alert for

煉獄, れんごく

purgatory


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