Definitions of clean:
- noun: a weightlift in which the barbell is lifted to shoulder height and then jerked overhead
- verb: be cleanable
Example: "This stove cleans easily"
- verb: remove while making clean
Example: "Clean the spots off the rug"
- verb: make clean by removing dirt, filth, or unwanted substances from
Example: "Clean the stove!"
- verb: remove all contents or possession from, or empty completely
Example: "The boys cleaned the sandwich platters"
- verb: deprive wholly of money in a gambling game, robbery, etc.
Example: "The other players cleaned him completely"
- verb: remove unwanted substances from, such as feathers or pits
Example: "Clean the turkey"
- verb: remove shells or husks from
Example: "Clean grain before milling it"
- verb: clean one's body or parts thereof, as by washing
Example: "Clean up before you see your grandparents"
- verb: remove unwanted substances from
- verb: clean and tidy up the house
Example: "She housecleans every week"
- adjective: (of a manuscript) having few alterations or corrections
Example: "A clean manuscript"
- adjective: morally pure
Example: "Led a clean life"
- adjective: without difficulties or problems
Example: "A clean test flight"
- adjective: free from impurities
Example: "Clean water"
- adjective: (of sound or color) free from anything that dulls or dims
Example: "Efforts to obtain a clean bass in orchestral recordings"
- adjective: free of restrictions or qualifications
Example: "A clean bill of health"
- adjective: free of drugs
Example: "After a long dependency on heroin she has been clean for 4 years"
- adjective: free from clumsiness; precisely or deftly executed
Example: "He landed a clean left on his opponent's cheek"
- adjective: not carrying concealed weapons
- adjective: (of a record) having no marks of discredit or offense
Example: "A clean voting recor"
- adjective: free from dirt or impurities; or having clean habits
Example: "Children with clean shining faces"
- adjective: (of behavior or especially language) free from objectionable elements; fit for all observers
Example: "Good clean fun"
- adjective: not spreading pollution or contamination; especially radioactive contamination
Example: "A clean fuel"
- adjective: ritually clean or pure
- adjective: thorough and without qualification
Example: "A clean getaway"
- adjective: marked by or calling for sportsmanship or fair play
Example: "A clean fight"
- adjective: free from sepsis or infection
Example: "A clean (or uninfected) wound"
- adjective: of a surface; not written or printed on
Example: "A clean page"
- adverb: completely; used as intensifiers
Example: "Clean forgot the appointment"
- adverb: in conformity with the rules or laws and without fraud or cheating
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