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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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