酵 means 'ferment'

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Strokes : 14    Frequency: 1862   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-34    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 7 words   Used in 64 words   Used in 5 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
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Find out about yeast, fermentation, and enzymes and the magical changes they produce. See how all three relate to miso, soy sauce, natto, and more, especially regarding umami. Discover which type of yeast people consume directly in Japan. Also learn to say, "Fermentation changes fruit juice into wine," "Yeast makes beer ferment," and "Enzymes break down fat in the body."
The essay is also included in the following Thematic Bundles
Booze 101
酵 醸 酔 酎
The 酔 essay examines intoxication from every angle, including great Osaka bars, studies of drunkards, tipsy cats and wasted elephants, and hangover prevention. The other three essays detail the processes of making saké, shochu, and beer, exploring all of the following (and much more): the ingredients in alcohol, the intricacies of fermentation, modes of distilling and brewing, malt, an old method of making saké by chewing rice and spitting it out, saké as a living entity, the image problem saké once had in Japan, alcoholic offerings to gods, the health benefits of shochu, and using alcohol to make food.
⿰   sake flask   filial piety  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 酵 is used 2 times, read 1 way.
Across all words in Japanese, 酵 is used 50 times, read 1 way.
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An additional 4 less common words include 酵 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 1265  Joy o' Kanji : 1265  Key to Kanji:

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コウ    fermentation   
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コウ    filial piety   
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シ   ス   こ child   
sake flask   とり sign of the bird   
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セイ   サイ   にし west   
イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
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