錬 means 'temper (metal)'

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Strokes : 16    Frequency: 2216   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-42    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 10 words   Used in 21 words   Used in 61 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
Kun    tempering, refine, drill, train, polish
⿰   gold   east  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 錬 is used 3 times, read 1 way.
Across all words in Japanese, 錬 is used 21 times, read 2 ways.
レン : 18 words FIND ALL
1. alchemy
2. making big money (implied, by dubious means)
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: 3 words FIND ALL
Most common form: 練り
noun, noun (suffix)
1. kneading; gloss; tempering
noun or verb acting prenominally, noun
2. paste (e.g. bean paste, mustard paste)
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Henshall: 1933  Joy o' Kanji : 1933  Key to Kanji:

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レン    temper, forge   
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トウ   ひがし east   
キン   コン   かね gold; money   
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ジン   ニン   ひと man   
オウ    king   
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イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
ド   ト   ground; earth   つち ground, earth, soil   
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