幼 means 'very young'

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Strokes : 5    Frequency: 1078   JLPT: N2    Usefulness: 4    Study set: 4-14    Grade: 6   Intermediate lesson: 48    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 66 words   Used in 64 words   Used in 14 names   Component in 10 kanji (0 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
   おさな very young; childish, immature, infantile
Name    うぶ   わか
⿰   short thread   effort  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 幼 is used 6 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 幼 is used 59 times, read 2 ways.
ヨウ : 47 words FIND ALL
1. infant; baby; child
2. child over 1 but not yet of school age  (law, etc. term)
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おさな : 12 words FIND ALL
1. very young
2. childish; immature
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An additional 5 less common words include 幼 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 996 (originally: 985)  Joy o' Kanji : 985  Key to Kanji: 1034 

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ヨウ   おさな very young; childish, immature, infantile   
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short, tiny   
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シ   いと thread   
リョク   リキ   ちから effort; power   
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