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chī
v. to absorb (liquid); to exhaust, be a strain on
Other meanings
[chī]   v. eat
[chī]   v. live on, depend on; to suffer; to withstand; to eliminate, wipe out
    mouth
 n/a 
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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chī lì
adj. exhausting, hard
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zhè zhǒng xuān zhí bǐ jiào chī shuǐ
phr. This type of Xuan paper absorbs water quite well.