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wirken
Pronunciation: /ˈvɪrkṇ/

Translation of wirken in English:

intransitives Verb

  • 1 (eine Wirkung haben)
    have an effect
    wirkt die Tablette schon?
    is the tablet beginning to take effect yet?
    es wirkte erst nach einer Stunde
    it only took effect after an hour
    schmerzstillend/einschläfernd wirken
    have a pain-killing/soporific effect
    gegen etwas wirken
    be effective against something
    bei jemandem wirken
    have an effect on somebody
    seine Worte wirkten ermutigend
    his words were encouraging
    ihre Heiterkeit wirkte ansteckend
    her cheerfulness was infectious
    lassen Sie die Farben und Klänge auf sich wirken
    let the colours and sounds sink in
    Sauerstoff wirkt dabei als Katalysator
    oxygen acts as a catalyst

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