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yào



药
medicine


Definitions

Chinese > English
yào
     1. medicine; drug; pharmaceutical
     2. Angelica dahurica
           吃藥 - to take the medicine; slang to take illicit drugs
     3. orris root
     4. substance used for a particular purpose (e.g. poisoning, fermenting, explosion)
     5. leaf of the iris
           下藥 - to poison
     6. leaf of the Angelica dahurica
     7. to treat; to cure
     8. usage. This is the simplified form of 藥 that was used in Singapore from 1969 to 1976. Singapore, like the PRC, now uses 药.
     9. to poison
Chinese > Chinese
     1. (正字;葯)
English > Chinese
medicine
     1. 治療
     2. 藥物
     3. 醫學
     4. 內科
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