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希薄, 稀薄, きはく

  • kihaku


adjectival nouns or quasi-adjectives (keiyodoshi), noun (common) (futsuumeishi)

  • thin (e.g. air)
  • diluted
  • sparse
  • lean
  • weak
  • rarified
  • rarefied


  • lacking (e.g. empathy)
  • deficient
  • insufficient (e.g. zeal)

Examples of 希薄,稀薄,きはく in a Sentence

The air is rare on high mountains.
Just as all kinds of communication methods are increasing, human relationships are becoming weak. A perfect case of mistaking means for ends.
Today the ozone layer is thinning.
As you go up higher, the air becomes thinner.
The higher we go up, thinner the air becomes.

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