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shime(ru), shime(su)
meaning: damp, moist, humid

多湿 == tashitsu == (noun, adjective that takes な) high humidity
湿っぽい == shimebbai == (adjective) damp, gloomy

Left radical is a radical form of 'water/river'. Right radical is a character only found in Chinese, meaning 'motes/small particles', which acts phonetically to express 'wet', and also lends its own meaning. This character originally referred to a river broken up into pools, such as wetlands/marshland. Henshall suggests taking the right radical as 'sun' (日), and a variant of 'row' (並), and as a mnemonic: 'Sun on row of watery drops makes it humid.'

Info from Taka Kanji Database
List of compounds including this character from Risu Dictionary

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