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Definitions of clean

  1. of a surface; not written or printed on; " blank pages"; " fill in the blank spaces"; " a clean page"; " wide white margins"
  2. be cleanable; " This stove cleans easily"
  3. a weightlift in which the barbell is lifted to shoulder height and then jerked overhead
  4. ( slang) completely; used as intensifiers; " clean forgot the appointment"; " I'm plumb ( or plum) tuckered out"
  5. in conformity with the rules or laws and without fraud or cheating; " they played fairly"
  6. free of drugs; " after a long dependency on heroin she has been clean for 4 years"
  7. 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"
  8. not carrying concealed weapons
  9. ( of a record) having no marks of discredit or offense; " a clean voting recor"; " a clean driver's license"
  10. 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"
  11. ( of behavior or especially language) free from objectionable elements; fit for all observers; " good clean fun"; " a clean joke"
  12. ( religion) ritually clean or pure
  13. marked by or calling for sportsmanship or fair play; " a clean fight"; " a sporting solution of the disagreement"; " sportsmanlike conduct"
  14. clean and tidy up the house; " She housecleans every week"
  15. morally pure; " led a clean life"
  16. clean one's body or parts thereof, as by washing; " clean up before you see your grandparents"; " clean your fingernails before dinner"
  17. ( of a manuscript) having few alterations or corrections; " fair copy"; " a clean manuscript"
  18. make clean by removing dirt, filth, or unwanted substances from; " Clean the stove!"; " The dentist cleaned my teeth"
  19. remove unwanted substances from, as in chemistry
  20. ( 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"
  21. not spreading pollution or contamination; especially radioactive contamination; " a clean fuel"; " cleaner and more efficient engines"; " the tactical bomb is reasonably clean"
  22. free from sepsis or infection; " a clean ( or uninfected) wound"
  23. remove shells or husks from; " clean grain before milling it"
  24. remove while making clean; " Clean the spots off the rug"
  25. remove all contents or possession from, or empty completely; " The boys cleaned the sandwich platters"; " The trees were cleaned of apples by the storm"
  26. deprive wholly of money in a gambling game, robbery, etc.; " The other players cleaned him completely"
  27. ritually clean or pure
  28. thorough and without qualification; " a clean getaway"; " a clean sweep"; " a clean break"
  29. without difficulties or problems; " a clean test flight"
  30. free from impurities; " clean water"; " fresh air"
  31. free of restrictions or qualifications; " a clean bill of health"; " a clear winner"
  32. completely; used as intensifiers; " clean forgot the appointment"; " I'm plumb ( or plum) tuckered out"
  33. Free from dirt or filth; as, clean clothes.
  34. Free from that which is useless or injurious; without defects; as, clean land; clean timber.
  35. Free from awkwardness; not bungling; adroit; dexterous; as, aclean trick; a clean leap over a fence.
  36. Free from errors and vulgarisms; as, a clean style.
  37. Free from restraint or neglect; complete; entire.
  38. Free from moral defilement; sinless; pure.
  39. Free from ceremonial defilement.
  40. Free from that which is corrupting to the morals; pure in tone; healthy.
  41. Well- proportioned; shapely; as, clean limbs.
  42. Without limitation or remainder; quite; perfectly; wholly; entirely.
  43. Without miscarriage; not bunglingly; dexterously.
  44. To render clean; to free from whatever is foul, offensive, or extraneous; to purify; to cleanse.
  45. Free from dirt; unadulterated; free from imperfections; shapely; free from awkward bungling; morally pure.
  46. Wholly; without limitation.
  47. To remove dirt from.
  48. Cleanness.
  49. Free from stain or whatever defiles: pure: guiltless: neat.
  50. Quite: entirely: cleverly.
  51. To make clean, or free from dirt.
  52. Free from dirt; pure.
  53. To make clean.
  54. To make clean; cleanse.
  55. Free from dirt, impurity, or defilement; unblemished; pure; complete.
  56. In a clean manner; unqualifiedly; wholly.
  57. Cleaner.
  58. Free from stain, or alloy, or blemish, or imperfection, or disease, or awkwardness, or any defect; pure; guiltless; holy; in whaling, without a fish.
  59. Quite; entirely; dexterously.
  60. To make clean; to pnrify; to cleanse. A clean bill, a bill declaring a ship free from infection.
  61. Free from dirt or any offensive matter; not foul; free from moral impurity; pure; neat; dexterous or adroit.
  62. Perfectly; wholly; fully.
  63. To free from dirt or any foulness.
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Antonyms for clean

demoralize, stained, adulterate, snotty, dark, GAUM, grotty, slipshod, chaotic, unrefined, unprincipled, debauch, iniquitous, replete, squalid, draggled, X-rated, filthy, untouchable, mucky, begrime, murky, froward, desultory, smirched, cluttered, below the belt, erotic, pornographic, grimy, Beclouded, sloppy, shady, blasphemous, mischievous, greasy, complete, opprobrious, nefarious, cheapen, lessen, foul, undecipherable, cursory, dowdy, stag, besmear, disheveled, sully, aimless, dirty-minded, befouled, zonked, unwashed, diluted, weaken, sludgy, abase, immodest, scraggy, flyblown, armed, uncertain, foul-spoken, tarnished, bespatter, ribald, soupy, alloyed, qualified, grime, ratty, incomplete, unprintable, improper, blowsy, slushy, immoral, spoil, illegible, sordid, disreputable, broken, bastardize, erotogenic, adult, hard, full, coarse, debase, spicy, jam-pack, pell-mell, muddy, gutter, grungy, contrary, sullied, racy, augean, befoul, indecipherable, unsportsmanlike, befogged, foggy, naughty, bad, wanton, grubby, off, smutty, snot-nosed, shy, locker room, scabrous, zonked-out, smoggy, narrow, shameful, imperfect, craggy, aphrodisiac, profane, illegal, oily, black, lascivious, blitzed, wrong, scatological, slobbish, septic, miry, louche, unclean, blasted, canker, impure, smudgy, littered, gross, infamous, lewd, trashy, brumous, unseemly, uncleaned, soiled, strung-out, soil, unjust, salacious, gamy, scraggly, shoddy, off-color, tasteless, infect, sinful, besmirched, contaminate, Messed, pollute, teeming, unsavory, disarrayed, risque, amorous, deprave, terefah, steamy, indelicate, unfair, Bemired, infected, dingy, Provided, disordered, Supplied, bawdy, stain, equivocal, doubtful, cruddy, dilute, water down, bemire, vile, raunchy, unscrupulous, obscene, taint, unkempt, misty, addicted, oozy, scummy, hazy, slovenly, blemished, Mussed, jagged, unlawful, blackened, lousy, notorious, unsterilized, uncomplete, wicked, defile, vulgar, restricted, discolored, spaced-out, overflowing, sooty, unchaste, unswept, bedraggled, vicious, polluted, indecent, dirty-faced, thinned, discreditable, unrespectable, subvert, tousled, porny, stoned, spotted, travel-stained, tainted, corrupt, filled, defiled, hugger mugger, mussy, unrighteous, blue, salty, haphazard, amatory, weakened, daub, ragged, ripped, germy, bombed, dishonorable, travel-soiled, besmirch, rotten, wiped out, tacky, tref, topsy-turvy, nasty, disgraceful, superficial, occupied, cloudy, limited, shallow, nonkosher, unfairly, wasted, ignominious, villainous, messy, adulterated, foul-mouthed, evil, unsterile, unreadable, disorderly, dirty, conserve, jumbled, dusty, maladroit, deteriorate, loaded, cobwebby, frowsy, Misbehaving, gauzy, untidy, random, crude, Distain, furnished, colly, unethical, hopped-up, Tumbled, indecorous, smudged, suggestive, feculent, degrade, clouded, erogenous, difficult, dubious, begrimed, blacken, mature, contaminating, packed, maculate, hit-or-miss, buggy, sloven, contaminated, vitiate, errant, slobby, slimy, questionable, confused, disarranged, flush, uncleanly, fouled, extend, muddled.

Quotes of clean

  1. We're trying to publicize this one and make people realize that the gun industry can clean up its act and can operate in a way that can reduce the likelihood of guns killing police officers and other innocent people. – Michael D. Barnes
  2. Neither political party is clean when it comes to tactics that divide our people. – Roy Barnes
  3. Living in Cambridge, with nature and everything, it's so clean – Syd Barrett
  4. When he brought it to me four years ago, Rodney King had just arrived, I was involved in the clean -up of L. A. and I guess it was part of my experience. – Kathryn Bigelow
  5. I said it's impossible to have an amnesty without ID cards and a clean database, because you firstly don't have any incentives for people to actually come up front and register, and make themselves available, and secondly you have no means of tracking them. – David Blunkett
  6. Whoso will pray, he must fast and be clean And fat his soul, and make his body lean. – Geoffrey Chaucer
  7. The meals were served in a large hall, in which Moctezuma was accustomed to eat, and the dishes quite filled the room, which was covered with mats and kept very clean – Hernando Cortes
  8. I tell her all the time I'd gladly retire and hang out with the kids and clean the house. I want to have a good life and great family, and from a professional standpoint I want to be successful, but it's not the most important thing at all. – Nick Lachey
  9. The obvious issue is providing clean drinking water and sanitation to every single human being on earth at the cost of little more than one year of the Kyoto treaty. – Bjorn Lomborg
  10. Being a good mother does not call for the same qualities as being a good housewife; a dedication to keeping children clean and tidy may override an interest in their separate development as individuals. – Ann Oakley
  11. Within, stood a tall old man, clean shaven save for a long white moustache, and clad in black from head to foot, without a single speck of colour about him anywhere. – Bram Stoker
  12. Clean living is the cardinal principle in the lives of the world's greatest athletes, as the phenomenal performances of these outstanding characters will obviously show. – Major Taylor
  13. We have some real political differences among us, but we all share the same goals: clean air and water, injury free workplaces, safe transportation systems, to name a few of the good things that can come from regulation. – Fred Thompson
  14. From a viable economy to the full funding of Headstart, from a clean environment to true equality for women, from a strong military to a commitment to racial brotherhood, from schools that are honored to streets free of excessive violence. – Paul Tsongas
  15. Crawford washed her hands a lot. She washed her arms all the way up past her elbows. She just couldn't get enough done in that direction. She was compulsive about being clean clean clean – Fay Wray

Usage examples for clean

  1. Abe was surprised how good it felt to be clean again. – Abe Lincoln Gets His Chance by Frances Cavanah
  2. The third, hers, was clean – The Garden Of Allah by Robert Hichens
  3. Sainte Aldegonde's hands were clean – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  4. An' nen the Bear he falled clean on down out The tree- away clean to the ground, he did Spling- splung! – A Child-World by James Whitcomb Riley
  5. " No room in your house so clean he said. – My Little Sister by Elizabeth Robins
  6. The inside was clean – The Fourth R by George Oliver Smith
  7. A clean hundred pounds! – Hugh Wynne, Free Quaker by S. Weir Mitchell
  8. Say, old man, I'm clean gone myself. – The Mermaid of Druid Lake and Other Stories by Charles Weathers Bump
  9. Fortunately, we were clean when we went in. – A Prisoner in Turkey by John Still
  10. It drove them clean mad. – Annals of a Quiet Neighbourhood by George MacDonald
  11. But he's been going bad for some time, and now he's come out straight and clean for grease- mark!" – Dave Darrin's First Year at Annapolis by H. Irving Hancock
  12. " It is equal to you what it tells," said Lawn Dyarrig, " only make ready a clean long chamber for me." – The Irish Fairy Book by Various
  13. Have ye got a clean bill?" – The Wheel O' Fortune by Louis Tracy
  14. As a whole, a more humane, noble, generous people never came from the clean hands of the Creator. – Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution by L. Carroll Judson
  15. He was thinking of the man he had seen a while ago- a clean honest, open- faced man, a man he felt he could like, and yet by every reason ought to hate. – The Imaginary Marriage by Henry St. John Cooper
  16. It isn't clean but I wouldn't mind that if she took care of you. – Moor Fires by E. H. (Emily Hilda) Young
  17. Such a funny home was hers, but so clean when you got into it. – The Children's Pilgrimage by L. T. Meade
  18. You see I met Dick first, and then- then I hurried here to you- and- and- I clean forgot it. – The Argonauts of North Liberty by Bret Harte
  19. Wilt clean up in a hurry now, and live in tuh meanwhile. – The Snow-Burner by Henry Oyen
  20. He seems out for a clean up. – The Desert Fiddler by William H. Hamby

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