澄 means 'become clear'

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Strokes : 15    Frequency: 1481   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-23    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 16 words   Used in 33 words   Used in 654 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
   to become clear   ます to make clear 
Name    きよ   すす   すみ   み
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Clean waterfalls, cloudless skies, and a resonant voice. The clear taste of a malt beer. A mind cleansed of distracting thoughts. The senses heightened at a spa. Listening attentively, observing carefully, and taking careful aim. The 澄 kanji affords all these experiences. Learn to say, “The water is clear to the bottom,” “I can see a clear blue sky,” and “I sit in Zen meditation and clear my mind.”
⿰   () water   climb  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 澄 is used 5 times, read 2 ways (with 1 variation).
Across all words in Japanese, 澄 is used 31 times, read 2 ways (with 2 variations).
チョウ : 4 words FIND ALL
clear; serene
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: 24 words FIND ALL
composed expression; clear face
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(read as すみ) : 2 words FIND ALL
perfectly clear mirror  (archaic)
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(read as ず) : 1 word FIND ALL
the clear top of a liquid; the clear layer in a fluid, atop the sediment
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An additional す.ます less common words include 澄 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 1597  Joy o' Kanji : 1597  Key to Kanji:

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チョウ   す to become clear   すます to make clear    
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トウ   ト   のぼ to climb   
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トウ   ズ   まめ bean   
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イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
コウ   ク   くち mouth   
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hairy legs
スイ   みず water   
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