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醒 means 'wake up'

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Strokes : 16    Frequency: 2047   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Challenge set: 17    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 4 words   Used in 19 words   Used in 16 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
On
   セイ
Kun   める to wake up, to come to one's senses   さます to wake (someone) up
Whether you awaken from sleep, awaken to reality, or wake up your pineal gland, 醒 is your kanji! It enables athletes to awaken dormant talents, leading to headlines such as "Naomi Osaka Comes to Life"! Discover how to talk about spoiled fun and ruined moods and how to say that you're half-asleep. Also learn how you can sober up with a double shot of the "saké" radical!
This is a synopsis of Joy o' Kanji's in-depth essay on 醒
⿰   sake flask   star  
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醒 is not used in the most common form of any of the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese.
Across all words in Japanese, 醒 is used 19 times, read 2 ways (with 1 variation).
セイ : 10 words FIND ALL
1. waking up; awakening; arousal; revival
2. disillusion; disillusionment; awakening (figurative)
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める (read as ざ) : 5 words FIND ALL
to wake up
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める : 4 words FIND ALL
ichidan verb, intransitive verb
1. to wake; to wake up
2. to become sober; to sober up; to regain consciousness (e.g. after anaesthesia)
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Henshall: Joy o' Kanji : 2041  Key to Kanji:

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セイ   wake up
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sake flask   とり sign of the bird   
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西
セイ   サイ   にし west   
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イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
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セイ   ショウ   ほし star   
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セイ   ショウ    life   なま raw   いかす to enliven   いきる to live   いける to arrange flowers   うまれる to be born   う to give birth to   き pure, undiluted   お to grow, to sprout   はえる to grow, to sprout   はやす to grow, cultivate   
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ニチ   ジツ   sun; day   ひ    -か    
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