氵 means 'water' and is a variant of

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Strokes : 3    Radical number: 85    Usefulness: 7    Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Component in 740 kanji (122 Jōyō)
Hyōgaiji (表外字)
   みず water
Often known as さんずい (literally 'three water').
In mnemonics, we use 'splash' for the component which looks like the (water) variant with no (hook) in the middle, such as the lower right component in (astringent).
We can't live without water, and neither can many kanji, including (ice), (activity), and (peaceful).
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スイ   みず water   
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