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English: destroy ruin overthrow perish On-Yomi: メツ Kun-Yomi: ほろ.びる ほろ.ぶ ほろ.ぼす
Bushu (Radical) Info: 水 (みず) – water
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JLPT N3 Words 絶 滅 [ぜつめつ] (n) destruction; extinction [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] 滅 多に [めったに] (adv) rarely (with neg. verb); seldom [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] JLPT N1 Words 全 滅 [ぜんめつ] (n) annihilation [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] 滅びる [ほろびる] (v1) to be ruined; to go under; to perish; to be destroyed [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] 滅ぼす [ほろぼす] (v5s) to destroy; to overthrow; to wreck; to ruin [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] 滅 亡 [めつぼう] (n) downfall; ruin; collapse; destruction [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] Other Popular Words Not Classified by JLPT 自 滅 [じめつ] (n,vs) ruining oneself; destroying oneself [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] 消 滅 [しょうめつ] (n,vs) (1) lapse; annihilation (physics); (2) extinguishment; termination (e.g. of legal representation) [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] 点 滅 [てんめつ] (n) switching on and off [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] 破 滅 [はめつ] (n,vs) ruin; destruction; fall [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] 撲 滅 [ぼくめつ] (n,vs) extermination [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] 壊 滅 [かいめつ] (n,vs) destruction; annihilation [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] 滅 多 [めった] (adj-na,n) (uk) thoughtless; reckless; seldom (neg. verb); careless [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] 幻 滅 [げんめつ] (n) disillusionment [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] 隠 滅 [いんめつ] (n) destruction; suppression [ K] [ D] [ Jisho]