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clean

 
Adjective clean has 18 senses
  1. clean - 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"
    Antonyms:
    dirty, soiled, unclean, bedraggled, draggled, befouled, fouled, begrimed, dingy, grimy, grubby, grungy, raunchy, bespattered, spattered, besplashed, splashed, black, buggy, dirty-faced, dusty, dust-covered, fecal, faecal, feculent, filthy, foul, nasty, flyblown, squalid, sordid, greasy, oily, lousy, mucky, muddy, scummy, smeared, smirched, smudged, smudgy, snotty, snot-nosed, travel-soiled, travel-stained, unswept, unwashed, maculate
  2. clean, clear - free of restrictions or qualifications; "a clean bill of health"; "a clear winner"
    Antonym: qualified (indirect, via unqualified)
  3. clean, clear, light, unclouded - (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"
    Antonym: impure (indirect, via pure)
  4. clean, fresh - free from impurities; "clean water"; "fresh air"
    Antonym: impure (indirect, via pure)
  5. clean - without difficulties or problems; "a clean test flight"
    Antonym:
    imperfect (indirect, via perfect)
  6. clean - ritually clean or pure
    Antonyms:
    unclean, impure, defiled, nonkosher, tref, terefah, untouchable
  7. clean, uncontaminating - not spreading pollution or contamination; especially radioactive contamination; "a clean fuel"; "cleaner and more efficient engines"; "the tactical bomb is reasonably clean"
    Antonyms: dirty, contaminating
  8. clean, unobjectionable - (of behavior or especially language) free from objectionable elements; fit for all observers; "good clean fun"; "a clean joke"
    Antonyms: dirty, bawdy, off-color, ribald, dirty-minded, filthy, foul, nasty, smutty, foul-mouthed, foul-spoken, lewd, obscene, raunchy, salacious, scabrous, scatological, blasphemous, blue, profane
  9. uninfected, clean - free from sepsis or infection; "a clean (or uninfected) wound"
    Antonym: septic (indirect, via antiseptic)
  10. clean, clean-living - morally pure; "led a clean life"
    Antonym: immoral (indirect, via moral, amoral)
    Antonyms: amoral, unmoral (indirect, via moral, immoral)
  11. clean, fair - (of a manuscript) having few alterations or corrections; "fair copy"; "a clean manuscript"
    Antonym: illegible (indirect, via legible)
  12. blank, clean, white - of a surface; not written or printed on; "blank pages"; "fill in the blank spaces"; "a clean page"; "wide white margins"
    Antonym: full (indirect, via empty)
  13. clean, sporting, sportsmanlike - marked by or calling for sportsmanship or fair play; "a clean fight"; "a sporting solution of the disagreement"; "sportsmanlike conduct"
    Antonyms: unfair, unjust (indirect, via fair)
  14. clean - thorough and without qualification; "a clean getaway"; "a clean sweep"; "a clean break"
    Antonyms:
    incomplete, uncomplete (indirect, via complete)
    Antonym: incomplete (indirect, via complete)
  15. clean - (of a record) having no marks of discredit or offense; "a clean voting recor"; "a clean driver's license"
    Antonym:
    blemished (indirect, via unblemished)
  16. clean - not carrying concealed weapons
    Antonym:
    armed (indirect, via unarmed)
  17. clean, neat - 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"
    Antonym: maladroit (indirect, via adroit)
  18. clean - free of drugs; "after a long dependency on heroin she has been clean for 4 years"
    Antonym:
    addicted (indirect, via unaddicted)
Adverbial clean has 2 senses
  1. clean, plumb, plum - completely; used as intensifiers; "clean forgot the appointment"; "I'm plumb (or plum) tuckered out"
  2. fairly, fair, clean - in conformity with the rules or laws and without fraud or cheating; "they played fairly"
Noun clean has 1 sense
  1. clean and jerk, clean - a weightlift in which the barbell is lifted to shoulder height and then jerked overhead
    --1 is a kind of weightlifting
Verb clean has 10 senses
  1. clean, make clean - make clean by removing dirt, filth, or unwanted substances from; "Clean the stove!"; "The dentist cleaned my teeth"
    --1 is one way to change, alter, modify
    Antonyms: dirty, soil, begrime, grime, colly, bemire
    Derived forms: noun cleaner2, noun cleaner3, noun cleaner1, noun cleaning1
    Sample sentence:
    They clean the cape
  2. clean, pick - remove unwanted substances from, such as feathers or pits; "Clean the turkey"
    --2 is one way to remove, take, take away, withdraw
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  3. houseclean, clean house, clean - clean and tidy up the house; "She housecleans every week"
    --3 is one way to tidy, tidy up, clean up, neaten, straighten, straighten out, square away
    Derived forms: noun cleaner3, noun cleaning1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s
  4. cleanse, clean - clean one's body or parts thereof, as by washing; "clean up before you see your grandparents"; "clean your fingernails before dinner"
    --4 is one way to groom, neaten
    Derived form: noun cleaning1
    Sample sentence:
    They clean themselves
  5. clean - be cleanable; "This stove cleans easily"
    --5 is one way to
    be
    Derived form: noun cleaning1
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Something is ----ing PP
  6. clean - deprive wholly of money in a gambling game, robbery, etc.; "The other players cleaned him completely"
    --6 is one way to
    deprive, strip, divest
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody
  7. clean, strip - remove all contents or possession from, or empty completely; "The boys cleaned the sandwich platters"; "The trees were cleaned of apples by the storm"
    --7 is one way to remove, take, take away, withdraw
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody of something
    Somebody ----s PP
  8. clean - remove while making clean; "Clean the spots off the rug"
    --8 is one way to
    remove, take, take away, withdraw
    Derived form: noun cleaning1
    Sample sentence:
    They clean the snow from the path
  9. scavenge, clean - remove unwanted substances from
    --9 is one way to remove, take, take away, withdraw
    Derived form: noun cleaning1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  10. clean - remove shells or husks from; "clean grain before milling it"
    --10 is one way to
    remove, take, take away, withdraw
    Sample sentence:
    The chefs clean the vegetables
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