摂 means 'absorb'

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Strokes : 13    Frequency: 1596   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-26    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 22 words   Used in 30 words   Used in 94 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
On    ショウ
Kun    to have (lunch), to take (vitamins)   おさめる   かね
Name    せっ
摄 (Chinese)     
The right side is a simplification of (whisper). The component we call 'splash' is also used as a simplification of other repeated components, eg in (astringent).
⿰   () hand  ⿱   ear   () water  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 摂 is used 3 times, read 1 way.
Across all words in Japanese, 摂 is used 30 times, read 3 ways (with 1 variation).
セツ (read as せっ) : 20 words FIND ALL
1. intake; absorption; adoption
2. assimilation
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セツ : 7 words FIND ALL
(divine) providence; dispensation
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ショウ : 1 word FIND ALL
Most common form: 接心
1. concentration  (Buddhist term)
2. period of intensive zazen  (see also: 坐禅)
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'ru' godan verb, transitive verb
to have (e.g. lunch); to take (e.g. vitamins)  (see also: 取る; often written with kana only)
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Henshall: 1489  Joy o' Kanji : 1489  Key to Kanji:

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セツ    absorb; vicarious   
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スイ   みず water   
ジ   みみ ear   
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