虐 means 'tyrannize'

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Strokes : 9    Frequency: 1502   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-23    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 12 words   Used in 54 words   Used in 5 names   Component in 2 kanji (0 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
   しいたげる to tyrannize, oppress
The lower element (like an E) does not exist as a kanji, but is a variant of (claw), claw, hence tiger clawing its prey = tyrannize.
⿸   tiger  ⿷   side open box   one  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 虐 is used 4 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 虐 is used 49 times, read 2 ways.
ギャク : 47 words FIND ALL
atrocity; massive killing
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しいたげる : 2 words FIND ALL
ichidan verb, transitive verb
to oppress; to persecute; to tyrannize
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An additional 5 less common words include 虐 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 1147  Joy o' Kanji : 1147  Key to Kanji:

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ギャク   しいたげる to tyrannize, oppress   
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とら tiger   
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divining rod
シチ   なな    なな    なの seven   
イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
side open box
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