Godan verb with mu ending, Transitive verb
1. to drink; to gulp; to swallow; to take (medicine)呑む is often used metaphorically; 服む is often used for medicine
  • この
  • くすり
  • 飲ま
  • なければ
  • 行けません
  • Must I take this medicine?
2. to smoke (tobacco)See also 喫む, also written 喫む
3. to engulf; to overwhelm
4. to keep down; to suppress
5. to accept (e.g. demand, condition)
6. to make light of; to conceal
Wikipedia definition
7. DrinkingDrinking is the act of ingesting water or other drinks through the mouth. Water is required for many of life’s physiological processes. Both excessive and inadequate water intake are associated with health problems.
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Other forms
呑む 【のむ】飮む 【のむ】服む 【のむ】
飮む: Out-dated kanji. 服む: Irregular kanji usage.


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