シ, つ.ける, つ.かる, づ.け, づけ

pickling, soak, moisten, steep

JLPT1 G7 S14 F1818

As per 責# (pile) + water → *soak* a pile of objects (e.g., vegetables in brine, clothes in dye etc.) → *preserve*; *pickle* (compare 酢).

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