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  • on reading:
  • コウ
  • kun reading:
  • しぼる   める   まる
  • meaning(s):
  • strangle, constrict, wring
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まる しまる to be strangled; to be constricted
める しめる to strangle; to constrict
しめころす to strangle to death
しぼり iris (camera, eye)
しぼりとる to squeeze or wring out from