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meaning: wash, rinse

洗濯機== sentakuki == (noun) washing machine
洗濯 == sentaku == (noun that can take する to act as a verb) washing, laundry

Left radical is a radical form of 'water'. Right radical is a character found only in Chinese meaning 'bird's plumage', comprised of the 'bird' radical (lower element), and 'wings' (羽), which acts phonetically to express 'beat'. Washing clothes (by hand) means 'beating them in water'. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Wash bird's wings in water.'

Info from Taka Kanji Database
List of compounds including this character from Risu Dictionary

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