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On-yomi
メツ
metsu
Kun-yomi
ほろ.びる
horo.biru
ほろ.ぶ
horo.bu
ほろ.ぼす
horo.bosu
Meaning destroy, ruin, overthrow, perish

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絶滅 ぜつめつ
zetsumetsu
noun auxillary suru verb no-adjective destruction, extinction
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滅多に めったに
mettani
adverb rarely, seldom
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全滅 ぜんめつ
zenmetsu
noun auxillary suru verb annihilation, total destruction, complete destruction, crushing defeat
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滅亡 めつぼう
metsubou
noun auxillary suru verb downfall, ruin, collapse, destruction
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滅びる ほろびる
horobiru
Ichidan verb intransitive verb to be ruined, to go under, to perish, to be destroyed
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滅ぼす ほろぼす
horobosu
Godan-su verb transitive verb to destroy, to overthrow, to wreck, to ruin
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自滅 じめつ
jimetsu
noun auxillary suru verb no-adjective ruining oneself, destroying oneself, self-destruction
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破滅 はめつ
hametsu
noun auxillary suru verb ruin, destruction, fall
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滅多 めった
metta
  1. na-adjective noun usually kana thoughtless, reckless, careless, rash
  2. usually kana seldom (with neg. verb), rare
  3. usually kana ordinary, usual, common
  4. usually kana excessive, immoderate, extreme
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点滅 てんめつ
tenmetsu
noun auxillary suru verb switching on and off, flashing, blinking, flickering
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撲滅 ぼくめつ
bokumetsu
noun auxillary suru verb extermination
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消滅 しょうめつ
shoumetsu
  1. noun auxillary suru verb extinction, extinguishment, disappearance, vanishing, termination, lapse
  2. physics annihilation
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壊滅 かいめつ
kaimetsu
noun auxillary suru verb no-adjective destruction, annihilation, devastation, catastrophe
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隠滅 いんめつ
inmetsu
  1. noun auxillary suru verb law term destruction (esp. of evidence), spoliation, suppression
  2. hiding, concealment
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不滅 ふめつ
fumetsu
na-adjective noun no-adjective immortal, undying, indestructible
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滅私 めっし
messhi
noun selflessness, being unselfish
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死滅 しめつ
shimetsu
noun auxillary suru verb extinction, annihilation, destruction
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幻滅 げんめつ
genmetsu
noun auxillary suru verb disillusionment
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罪滅ぼし つみほろぼし
tsumihoroboshi
noun auxillary suru verb atonement, expiation
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滅茶滅茶 めちゃめちゃ
mechamecha
  1. na-adjective noun disorderly, messy, ruined
  2. absurd, unreasonable, excessive, rash
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滅茶苦茶 めちゃくちゃ
mechakucha
  1. na-adjective noun usually kana absurd, unreasonable, nonsensical, preposterous, incoherent
  2. extreme, senseless, reckless, wanton
  3. disorder, confusion, mess, wreck
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潰滅 かいめつ
kaimetsu
noun auxillary suru verb no-adjective destruction, annihilation, devastation, catastrophe
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堙滅 いんめつ
inmetsu
  1. noun auxillary suru verb law term destruction (esp. of evidence), spoliation, suppression
  2. hiding, concealment
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湮滅 いんめつ
inmetsu
  1. noun auxillary suru verb law term destruction (esp. of evidence), spoliation, suppression
  2. hiding, concealment
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撃滅 げきめつ
gekimetsu
noun auxillary suru verb destruction
攻め滅ぼす せめほろぼす
semehorobosu
Godan-su verb transitive verb to attack and overthrow, to utterly destroy
支離滅裂 しりめつれつ
shirimetsuretsu
na-adjective no-adjective incoherent, inconsistent, illogical, disorderly, confused, nonsensical
心頭滅却 しんとうめっきゃく
shintoumekkyaku
noun no-adjective clearing one's mind of all mundane thoughts
生者必滅 しょうじゃひつめつ
shoujahitsumetsu
noun All living things must die
打ち滅ぼす うちほろぼす
uchihorobosu
Godan-su verb to destroy
点滅器 てんめつき
tenmetsuki
noun electric switch
入滅 にゅうめつ
nyuumetsu
noun auxillary suru verb dying, entering nirvana, death (of Buddhist saint)
仏滅 ぶつめつ
butsumetsu
  1. noun Buddha's death
  2. very unlucky day (according to old almanacs)
滅却 めっきゃく
mekkyaku
noun auxillary suru verb extinguishment, destruction, effacement
滅多に無い めったにない
mettaninai
adjective usually kana rare
滅多にない めったにない
mettaninai
adjective usually kana rare
滅入る めいる
meiru
Godan-ru verb intransitive verb to feel depressed
滅法 めっぽう
meppou
na-adjective adverb noun extraordinary, absurd, very, in chaos, incoherent
滅裂 めつれつ
metsuretsu
na-adjective noun in chaos, incoherent
盲滅法 めくらめっぽう
mekurameppou
na-adjective sensitive reckless, blind, without knowing, at random
霊魂消滅 れいこんしょうめつ
reikonshoumetsu
noun annihilation
殲滅 せんめつ
senmetsu
noun auxillary suru verb extermination, annihilation
滅金 めっき
mekki
  1. noun auxillary suru verb usually kana gilt, plating
  2. usually kana pretense, pretence
摩滅 まめつ
mametsu
noun auxillary suru verb defacement, abrasion, wear and tear, crushing of a nerve
磨滅 まめつ
mametsu
noun auxillary suru verb defacement, abrasion, wear and tear, crushing of a nerve
滅びて行く民族 ほろびていくみんぞく
horobiteikuminzoku
noun dying race
掃滅 そうめつ
soumetsu
noun auxillary suru verb wiping out, annihilation
剿滅 そうめつ
soumetsu
noun auxillary suru verb wiping out, annihilation
明滅 めいめつ
meimetsu
noun auxillary suru verb flickering, blinking
寂滅 じゃくめつ
jakumetsu
  1. noun auxillary suru verb Buddhist term nirvana
  2. death
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