渇 means 'thirsty'

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Strokes : 11    Frequency: 2163   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-41    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 14 words   Used in 22 words   Used in 1 name   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
   かわ to be / become thirsty
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This kanji is both about having insufficient amounts of things (whether water, money, love, or phosphorus) and thirsting for them physically or psychologically. Learn to say, “I’m hungry and thirsty,” “Eating spicy food makes you thirsty,” “I satisfied my craving for nature,” and “Our people thirst for independence.” Also find out which verb quenches thirst and learn how to paint with a dry brush.
⿰   () water  ⿱   sun; day   fragrant  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 渇 is used 4 times, read 2 ways (with 1 variation).
Across all words in Japanese, 渇 is used 21 times, read 2 ways (with 1 variation).
カツ : 11 words FIND ALL
craving; longing; thirsting
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カツ (read as かっ) : 7 words FIND ALL
water shortage
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かわ : 3 words FIND ALL
'ku' godan verb, intransitive verb
1. to be thirsty; to feel thirsty  (see also: 喉が乾く)
2. to thirst for; to crave  (often as 〜に渇いた)
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An additional one less common word includes 渇 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 1087  Joy o' Kanji : 1087  Key to Kanji:

Cascading kanji view

カツ   thirsty   かわ to be / become thirsty   
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ニチ   ジツ   sun; day   ひ    -か    
にお fragrant   にお to be fragrant   
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さじ spoon   
スイ   みず water   
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