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Clean Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Clean?

[n] a weightlift in which the barbell is lifted to shoulder height and then jerked overhead
[adv] (slang) completely; used as intensifiers; "clean forgot the appointment"; "I'm plumb (or plum) tuckered out"
[adv] in conformity with the rules or laws and without fraud or cheating; "they played fairly"
[adj] free of drugs; "after a long dependency on heroin she has been clean for 4 years"
[adj] free from clumsiness; precisely or deftly executed; "he landed a clean left on his opponent's cheek"; "a clean throw"; "the neat exactness of the surgeon's knife"
[adj] not carrying concealed weapons
[adj] (of a record) having no marks of discredit or offense; "a clean voting recor"; "a clean driver's license"
[adj] free from dirt or impurities; or having clean habits; "children with clean shining faces"; "clean white shirts"; "clean dishes"; "a spotlessly clean house"; "cats are clean animals"
[adj] (of behavior or especially language) free from objectionable elements; fit for all observers; "good clean fun"; "a clean joke"
[adj] not spreading pollution or contamination; especially radioactive contamination; "a clean fuel"; "cleaner and more efficient engines"; "the tactical bomb is reasonably clean"
[adj] (religion) ritually clean or pure
[adj] thorough and without qualification; "a clean getaway"; "a clean sweep"; "a clean break"
[adj] marked by or calling for sportsmanship or fair play; "a clean fight"; "a sporting solution of the disagreement"; "sportsmanlike conduct"
[adj] of a surface; not written or printed on; "blank pages"; "fill in the blank spaces"; "a clean page"; "wide white margins"
[adj] (of a manuscript) having few alterations or corrections; "fair copy"; "a clean manuscript"
[adj] morally pure; "led a clean life"
[adj] without difficulties or problems; "a clean test flight"
[adj] free from impurities; "clean water"; "fresh air"
[adj] (of sound or color) free from anything that dulls or dims; "efforts to obtain a clean bass in orchestral recordings"; "clear laughter like a waterfall"; "clear reds and blues"; "a light lilting voice like a silver bell"
[adj] free of restrictions or qualifications; "a clean bill of health"; "a clear winner"
[adj] free from sepsis or infection; "a clean (or uninfected) wound"
[v] clean one's body or parts thereof, as by washing; "clean up before you see your grandparents"; "clean your fingernails before dinner"
[v] remove unwanted substances from, such as feathers or pits, as of chickens or fruit; "Clean the turkey"
[v] remove shells or husks from; "clean grain before milling it"
[v] remove unwanted substances from, as in chemistry
[v] remove while making clean; "Clean the spots off the rug"
[v] make clean by removing dirt, filth, or unwanted substances from; "Clean the stove!"; "The dentist cleaned my teeth"
[v] clean and tidy up the house; "She housecleans every week"
[v] remove all contents or possession from, or empty completely; "The boys cleaned the sandwich platters"; "The trees were cleaned of apples by the storm"
[v] deprive wholly of money in a gambling game, robbery, etc.; "The other players cleaned him completely"
[v] be cleanable; "This stove cleans easily"

Synonyms | Synonyms for Clean: adroit | blank | clean and jerk | cleanable | cleaned | clean-living | cleanly | cleanse | cleansed | clear | complete | cosher | dry-cleaned | empty | fair | fair | fairly | fresh | immaculate | just | kosher | legible | light | make clean | moral | neat | perfect | pick | plum | plumb | pristine | scavenge | scrubbed | speckless | spic | spic-and-span | spick | spick-and-span | sporting | sportsmanlike | spotless | strip | unaddicted | unarmed | unblemished | unclouded | uncontaminating | uninfected | unobjectionable | unqualified | unsoiled | unspotted | unstained | unsullied | unused | washed | water-washed | white

Related Terms | Find terms related to Clean: absolute | absolutely | acknowledge | adept | admit | adroit | all-embracing | all-encompassing | all-out | all-pervading | altogether | antiseptic | apt | artistic | authoritative | bath | bathe | blameless | bleach | bleached | blotless | born | bowdlerize | bravura | bright | brighten | brilliant | broad-based | chaste | Christian | clarify | clean | clean out | clean up | clean-cut | cleanly | cleanse | cleansed | clear | clear out | clever | come clean | comely | completely | comprehensive | confess | congenital | consummate | coordinated | crack | crackerjack | creditable | cunning | cute | daedal | Daedalian | dainty | decent | decontaminate | decontaminated | deep-dyed | definite | deft | delouse | deplete | depurate | deterge | dexterous | dextrous | diplomatic | dirt-free | disinfect | disinfected | do | do up | downright | dry-clean | dust | dust off | dyed-in-the-wool | egregious | empty | entirely | erect | estimable | ethical | evacuate | even | excellent | exhaust | exhaustive | expert | expurgate | fair | fancy | fastidious | faultless | fresh | freshen | full of integrity | fully | furbish | good | goodish | graceful | guiltless | gut | handy | highly respectable | high-minded | high-principled | honest | honorable | immaculate | immaculately | impeccable | inculpable | ingenious | innocent | inoffensive | intensive | inviolate | irreproachable | irretrievably | irrevocably | just | kosher | launder | lave | law-abiding | law-loving | law-revering | lustrate | magisterial | manly | masterful | masterly | modest | mop | moral | neat | neaten | no mean | noble | nonpolluted | of cleanly habits | omnibus | omnipresent | order | out-and-out | outright | own up | perfect | perfectly | pervasive | plain | plumb | police | polish | politic | principled | professional | proficient | pure | pure in heart | purehearted | purely | purge | purified | purify | quick | quite | quite some | radical | ready | recondition | reform | regular | renew | renovate | reputable | resourceful | respectable | reveal | right | righteous | right-minded | ritually pure | sanitary | sanitize | scavenge | scour | scrub | scrubbed | sexually innocent | shapely | sheer | shining | shiny | simple | sing | skillful | slick | smooth | smut-free | smutless | snowy | some | sparkling | spill the beans | sponge | sportsmanlike | sportsmanly | spotless | spotlessly | spruce | stainless | stark | statesmanlike | steam-clean | sterile | sterling | straight | straighten out | straighten up | stylish | sweep | sweep out | sweeping | sweet | sweeten | tactful | tahar | taintless | the compleat | the complete | thorough | thoroughgoing | thoroughly | through-and-through | tidy | total | totally | trim | true-dealing | true-devoted | true-disposing | truehearted | true-souled | true-spirited | tubbed | ubiquitous | unadulterated | unarmed | unbesmirched | unblemished | unblotted | unclutter | uncomplicated | unconditional | uncontaminated | uncorrupt | uncorrupted | undefiled | unimpeachable | uninfected | universal | unmitigated | unmixed | unmuddied | unpolluted | unqualified | unrelievedly | unreserved | unrestricted | unsmirched | unsmudged | unsoiled | unspoiled | unspotted | unstained | unsullied | untainted | untarnished | upright | uprighteous | upstanding | utter | utterly | vacuum | veritable | virtuoso | virtuous | wash | wash up | weaponless | well-done | well-favored | well-formed | well-made | well-proportioned | well-scrubbed | well-shaped | well-washed | white | whiten | whitened | wholesale | wholesome | wholly | wipe | wipe off | wipe out | wipe up | workmanlike | worthy | yeomanly

See Also | alter | antiseptic | bath | bathe | be | bream | brush | change | clean | clean up | decent | decontaminate | deprive | disinfect | divest | do the dishes | douche | dry clean | dust | floss | groom | hoover | hygienise | hygienize | lather | launder | lave | neaten | neaten | pipe-clay | plume | preen | pure | remove | remove | sanitise | sanitize | scavenge | soap | spring-clean | square away | steam | steam clean | straighten | straighten out | sweep | take | take | take away | take away | tidy | tidy | tidy up | vacuum | vacuum-clean | wash | wash | wash up | weightlifting | withdraw | withdraw

Clean In Webster's Dictionary

\Clean\, a. [Compar. {Cleaner}; superl. {Cleanest}.] [OE. clene, AS. cl?ne; akin to OHG. chleini pure, neat, graceful, small, G. klein small, and perh. to W. glan clean, pure, bright; all perh. from a primitive, meaning bright, shining. Cf. {Glair}.] 1. Free from dirt or filth; as, clean clothes. 2. Free from that which is useless or injurious; without defects; as, clean land; clean timber. 3. Free from awkwardness; not bungling; adroit; dexterous; as, aclean trick; a clean leap over a fence. 4. Free from errors and vulgarisms; as, a clean style. 5. Free from restraint or neglect; complete; entire. When ye reap the harvest of your land, thou shalt not make clean riddance of corners of thy field. --Lev. xxiii. 22. 6. Free from moral defilement; sinless; pure. Create in me a clean heart, O God. --Ps. li. 10 That I am whole, and clean, and meet for Heaven --Tennyson. 7. (Script.) Free from ceremonial defilement. 8. Free from that which is corrupting to the morals; pure in tone; healthy. ``Lothair is clean.'' --F. Harrison. 9. Well-proportioned; shapely; as, clean limbs. {A clean bill of health}, a certificate from the proper authority that a ship is free from infection. {Clean breach}. See under {Breach}, n., 4. {To make a clean breast}. See under {Breast}.
\Clean\, adv. 1. Without limitation or remainder; quite; perfectly; wholly; entirely. ``Domestic broils clean overblown.'' --Shak. ``Clean contrary.'' --Milton. All the people were passed clean over Jordan. --Josh. iii. 17. 2. Without miscarriage; not bunglingly; dexterously. [Obs.] ``Pope came off clean with Homer.'' --Henley.
\Clean\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cleaned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Cleaning}.] [See {Clean}, a., and cf. {Cleanse}.] To render clean; to free from whatever is foul, offensive, or extraneous; to purify; to cleanse. {To clean out}, to exhaust; to empty; to get away from (one) all his money. [Colloq.] --De Quincey.

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