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蒸 means 'heat with steam'

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Strokes : 13    Frequency: 1659   JLPT: N2    Usefulness: 4    Study set: 4-20    Grade: 6   Intermediate lesson: 54    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 53 words   Used in 83 words   Used in 9 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
On
   ジョウ
Kun
   to heat with steam   れる to be steamed; to get musty   らす to cook with steam
On    セイ
Lower element exists as a rare kanji,
⿳   () grass   help   () fire  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 蒸 is used 4 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 蒸 is used 68 times, read 2 ways.
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ジョウ : 43 words FIND ALL
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noun
1. steam; vapour; vapor
2. steamship; steamboat; steamer  (see also: 蒸気船; abbreviation)
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humid; sultry
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Henshall: 915 (originally: 904)  Joy o' Kanji : 904  Key to Kanji: 556 

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ジョウ   む to heat with steam   むれる to be steamed; to get musty   むらす to cook with steam   
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grass   
ジョウ    help   
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イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
water ma
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スイ   みず water   
katakana 'ma'
fire
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