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    clean - Dictionary definition and meaning for word clean

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