Simplified form of 滅. Depicts water (氵) being used to extinguish a fire (火). 戌 is a sound component. The traditional component 氵 was removed for simplification.
氵 Deleted component
氵 is a component form of 水. The traditional component 氵 was removed for simplification.
一 Simplified component
Shorthand for the 戌 component in the traditional character 滅. The pronunciation of 滅 was similar to 戌 in old Chinese, but they no longer sound similar in modern Mandarin due to historical phonetic changes.
火 Meaning component
extinguish; wipe out, exterminate; to extinguish or put out; to go out (of a fire etc); to exterminate or wipe out; to drown
to put an end to
to be destroyed
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