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萎 means 'lose strength'

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Strokes : 11    Frequency: 2397   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-45    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 16 words   Used in 24 words   Used in 8 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
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   イ
Kun
   える to lose strength, to become weak, to wither
Kun    しおれる to wither   しぼ to wither   しなびる to shrivel   な
⿱   () grass   entrust  
 diamond  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 萎 is used 2 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 萎 is used 23 times, read 5 ways.
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イ : 15 words FIND ALL
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withering; atrophy; contraction; dwarf
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える : 4 words FIND ALL
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ichidan verb, intransitive verb
1. to lose strength; to become weak; to waste away
2. to wither; to droop
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しおれる : 2 words FIND ALL
ichidan verb, intransitive verb
to droop; to be depressed
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しぼ : 1 word FIND ALL
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Most common form: しぼむ
'mu' godan verb, intransitive verb
to wither (e.g. flowers, dreams); to sag (e.g. balloon, grapes); to fade (away); to shrivel; to wilt; to deflate  (often written with kana only)
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しなびる : 1 word FIND ALL
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ichidan verb, intransitive verb
to shrivel (e.g. cut vegetables, skin); to wilt; to fade; to wither; to be wizened  (often written with kana only)
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イ   なえる to lose strength, to become weak, to wither   
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grass   
イ   ゆだねる to entrust, to abandon oneself to   
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ジョ   ニョ   ニョウ   woman; female   おんな woman   め woman   
grain
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