药 (藥) yào

  1. yào noun a pharmaceutical; medication; medicine; a drug; a remedy
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Health
    Notes: Used in both literary and modern Chinese (ABC 'yào' n; NCCED '药' 1). For example, in literary Chinese, 種種藥草。合和米麯甘蔗汁中。能變成酒。 'Take many kinds of medicinal herbs and mix them together with rice, yeast, and sugar cane juice and they will turn into wine.' (Collection of Meanings and Terms in Translation, Scroll 3, T 2131 翻譯名義集‧卷第三)
  2. yào noun a chemical
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Health
    Notes: Used in both literary and modern Chinese. For example, 火药 'gunpowder' (ABC 'yào' n; NCCED '药' 4)
  3. yào verb to cure
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (ABC 'yào' v; NCCED '药' 2)
  4. yào verb to poison
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (ABC 'yào' n/v; NCCED '药' 3)

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