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  • on reading:
  • コウ
  • kun reading:
  • く   ききめ   なら
  • meaning(s):
  • merit, efficacy, efficiency, benefit
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いこう great effect
きこう remarkable effect
こう efficacy; benefit; efficiency; effect; result; success
こうがある to be beneficial to; to be efficacious
きき effectiveness (esp. of drugs)