Readings & Meanings:
active, live, activity
I'm continuing my vigorous research.
He drowned himself in sake and his life became disordered.
The celebration of Christ's rebirth is Easter.
Ahh, our old friend, San-zui, the three-drop form of 水.
舌 is the phonetic. But waaait. 舌 is not じた, tongue. This 舌 is etymologically distinct from the tongue kanji. This one comes from a pictograph showing a carving tool over a hole. Thus, it showed a hole cut into some kind of vessel.
Later, the water radical was added to show liquid pouring out of that vessel. Kind of like pouring out your life, this kanji became associated with vigor and livlihood.