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冷 means 'cold'

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Strokes : 7    Frequency: 663   JLPT: N3    Usefulness: 3    Study set: 3-16    Grade: 4   Intermediate lesson: 29    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 147 words   Used in 203 words   Used in 116 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
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   レイ
Kun
   つめたい cold   める to (become) cool   ます to (make) cool    cold (sake, water)   える to get chilly   やす to chill   やかす to banter
Kun   ややか
⿰   () ice   order; command; good  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 冷 is used 14 times, read 4 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 冷 is used 198 times, read 4 ways (with 3 variations).
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レイ : 142 words FIND ALL
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noun
refrigerator
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ichidan verb, intransitive verb
to grow cold (from room temperature, e.g. in refrigerator); to get chilly; to cool down
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める : 5 words FIND ALL
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ichidan verb, intransitive verb
1. to become cool (e.g. from a high temperature to room temperature); to come down (fever)
2. to cool down (interest); to abate; to subside; to dampen
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(read as ひや) : 5 words FIND ALL
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noun
cold (drinking) water; cold boiled rice
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(read as び) : 4 words FIND ALL
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Most common form: そこびえ
penetrating cold
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める (read as ざ) : 4 words FIND ALL
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noun
boiled water which has cooled
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つめたい : 3 words FIND ALL
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1. cold (to the touch); chilly; icy; freezing  (opposite: 熱い)
2. coldhearted; unfeeling
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An additional さ.ます less common words include 冷 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 634 (originally: 604)  Joy o' Kanji : 604  Key to Kanji: 1083 

Cascading kanji view

レイ   つめたい cold   さめる to (become) cool   さます to (make) cool   ひ cold (sake, water)   ひえる to get chilly   ひやす to chill   ひやかす to banter   
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レイ    order   
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assembly, gathering   
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イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
ジン   ニン   ひと person   
seal
ice   
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