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'clean' - used as an adjective
Synonyms for 'clean'
1. 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
2. free of restrictions or qualifications
a clean bill of health
3. (of sound or color) free from anything that dulls or dims
efforts to obtain a clean bass in orchestral recordings
4. free from impurities
clean water
5. without difficulties or problems
a clean test flight
6. ritually clean or pure
7. not spreading pollution or contamination; especially radioactive contamination
a clean fuel
cleaner and more efficient engines
the tactical bomb is reasonably clean
8. (of behavior or especially language) free from objectionable elements; fit for all observers
good clean fun
a clean joke
9. free from sepsis or infection
a clean wound
10. morally pure
led a clean life
11. (of a manuscript) having few alterations or corrections
a clean manuscript
12. (of a surface) not written or printed on
a clean page
13. exhibiting or calling for sportsmanship or fair play
a clean fight
14. thorough and without qualification
a clean getaway
a clean sweep
a clean break
15. (of a record) having no marks of discredit or offense
a clean voting record
a clean driver's license
16. not carrying concealed weapons
17. free from clumsiness; precisely or deftly executed
he landed a clean left on his opponent's cheek
a clean throw
18. free of drugs
after a long dependency on heroin she has been clean for 4 years

'clean' - used as a adverb
19. completely; used as intensifiers
clean forgot the appointment
I'm clean tuckered out
20. in conformity with the rules or laws and without fraud or cheating

'clean' - used as a noun
21. a weightlift in which the barbell is lifted to shoulder height and then jerked overhead

'clean' - used as a verb
22. make clean by removing dirt, filth, or unwanted substances from
Clean the stove!
The dentist cleaned my teeth
23. remove unwanted substances from, such as feathers or pits
Clean the turkey
24. clean and tidy up the house
25. clean one's body or parts thereof, as by washing
clean up before you see your grandparents
clean your fingernails before dinner
26. be cleanable
This stove cleans easily
27. deprive wholly of money in a gambling game, robbery, etc.
The other players cleaned him completely
28. remove all contents or possession from, or empty completely
The boys cleaned the sandwich platters
The trees were cleaned of apples by the storm
29. remove while making clean
Clean the spots off the rug
30. remove unwanted substances from
31. remove shells or husks from
clean grain before milling it

derived forms
1. Clean / Plural
cleans
2. Clean / Past
cleaned
3. Clean / Third Person
cleans
4. Clean / Present Participle
cleaning
5. Clean / Comparitive
cleaner
6. Clean / Superlative
cleanest
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Antonym
  • dirty
  • unclean
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