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膨 means 'swell'

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Strokes : 16    Frequency: 1457   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-22    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 27 words   Used in 41 words   Used in 1 name   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
On
   ボウ
Kun
   ふくらむ to swell, bulge, expand   ふくれる to swell; to sulk
Right side is a rare kanji,
⿲   () body part   ten beans   fur  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 膨 is used 4 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 膨 is used 41 times, read 2 ways (with 1 variation).
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ボウ : 19 words FIND ALL
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1. huge; vast; enormous; colossal; extensive; multitudinous
2. swelling; expansion  (this meaning is restricted to form 膨大)
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ふくらむ : 16 words FIND ALL
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'mu' godan verb, intransitive verb
to expand; to swell (out); to get big; to become inflated
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ふくらむ (read as ぶく) : 6 words FIND ALL
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noun
bundling up (in layers of clothes)
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An additional ふく.れる less common words include 膨 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 1817  Joy o' Kanji : 1817  Key to Kanji:

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ボウ   ふくらむ to swell, bulge, expand   ふくれる to swell; to sulk   
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fur, bristles, beard   
ニク body part   
ten beans
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ジュウ   ジッ   と    とお ten   
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イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
stick   
トウ   ズ   まめ bean   
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コウ   ク   くち mouth   
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grass   
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