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zhì
v. rule, cure, control; treat (a disease); wipe out (harmful insects)
Other meanings
[zhì]   char. socially stable; to study, to research; to punish
    water
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Simplified stroke orders are based on the 'Standard of National Commonly-used Mandarin Chinese Characters (现代汉语通用字笔顺规范)', issued by the China National Language and Character Working Committee (国家语言文字工作委员会) on April 7th 1997. Traditional stroke orders are based on information issued by the Taiwan Ministry of Education.
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yǒu bìng bú zhì , duì rén shēn tǐ wēi hài hěn dà
phr. Being ill but not seeking treatments is very detrimental to one's health.
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tā tài xiāo zhāng le , zhí yóu nǐ néng zhì tā .
phr. He is a rowdy, only you can control him.
zhì guó
v. rule a country, manage state affairs
zhì shā
n. desertification control
zhì huáng
phr. harness the Yellow River
zhì huáng
phr. to kill locusts