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削 means 'sharpen'

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Strokes : 9    Frequency: 1336   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-18    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 31 words   Used in 76 words   Used in 35 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
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   サク
Kun
   けず to sharpen, plane, shave
Kun    はつ   そ
Name   
⿰   resemble   () sword  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 削 is used 3 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 削 is used 73 times, read 4 ways.
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サク : 45 words FIND ALL
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cut; reduction; curtailment
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けず : 17 words FIND ALL
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'ru' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to shave (wood or leather); to sharpen; to plane; to whittle; to pare; to scrape off
2. to shave off (e.g. a budget, expenses, a salary, etc.); to curtail; to cut down
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expression, ichidan verb
to have one's nose mutilated; to have one's nose cut off
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はつ : 2 words FIND ALL
noun
shaving (usu. concrete, paintwork, etc.); chipping  (often written with kana only)
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サク   けず to sharpen, plane, shave   
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ショウ    resemble   
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ガツ   ゲツ   つき month; moon   
トウ   かたな sword   
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