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作用, さよう

  • sayō


noun (common) (futsuumeishi), noun or participle which takes the aux. verb suru

  • action
  • operation
  • effect
  • function

Examples of 作用,さよう in a Sentence

The sunbeam acts upon the skin.
Yeast acts as an agent in making bread rise.
During warm weather, sweating helps man regulate his body temperature.
Cause and effect react upon each other.
If it continues to be stimulated the skin's protective function causes thickening and it becomes stiff and hard with pores that stand out.
Several factors operated to help prices go up.
Acids act on many things including metals.
Acid acts on things which contain metal.
Acid acts on metals.

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