The sonic cleanser is a terran device primarily found on capital ships such as battlecruisers. Similar to jets that blast the meat off bones at slaughterhouses, it consists of a high pressure water jet that washes the user as efficiently and in as short a time as possible,[1] a blast of hot air drying him/her immediately afterwards.[2] In some cases, the ship's commanding officer has access to less intense cleaning, possessing a regular shower with 'real' water (albeit for only thirty seconds, as per regulations).[2]

The sonic cleansers are often used at isolated research stations where water is in short supply, and their powered jet have been known to remove layers of skin.[3]

They are different from sonic showers, which utilize no real water.[4]


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  3. Golden, Christie. StarCraft: The Dark Templar Saga #1: Firstborn. Pocket Star Books, May 2007. ISBN 0-7434-7125-3.
  4. McNeill, Graham (December 30, 2008). StarCraft: I, Mengsk. Simon & Schuster (Pocket Star). ISBN 978-1-4165-5083-9.