淫 means 'lewd'

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Strokes : 11    Frequency: 1960   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-36    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 31 words   Used in 41 words   Component in 1 kanji (0 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
   みだ lewd, licentious
Kun    ほしいまま   みだり   ひた   みだれる
Right side exists using a different form of (claw) as a rare kanji, (wish (for))
⿰   () water  ⿱   () claw   burden  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 淫 is used 3 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 淫 is used 41 times, read 2 ways.
イン : 40 words FIND ALL
obscenity; harlotry
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みだ : 1 word FIND ALL
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Most common form: みだら
obscene; indecent; lewd; bawdy; loose; improper; dirty
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Henshall: Joy o' Kanji : 1961  Key to Kanji:

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イン   みだ lewd, licentious   
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ニン    #9, 9th; burden   
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katakana 'no'; whereupon; splitting away from
シ   samurai
スイ   みず water   
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