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  • on reading:
  • セン
  • kun reading:
  • あら
  • meaning(s):
  • wash, inquire into, probe
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いっせん thoroughly wash away
みたらし font of purifying water placed at the entrance of a shrine
じゅせん be baptized
すいせん flushing
あらいぐま (Euroasian) badger (Meles meles) (sometimes called a raccoon)