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Adjective
Free from dirt, marks, or stains
“He stood back for a moment to admire his clean car once he had finished washing it.”
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Hygienic or sanitary
“Make sure your hands are clean before you handle the food.”
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Free from pollutants or impurities
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“Every weekend, he would hike up the mountain where he could enjoy nature's clean air.”
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(of sheet material e.g. paper) In an unmarked condition
“Let's get a clean sheet of paper so we can start writing out our shopping list.”
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Having good morals
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“Never feel that your past should keep you from the enduringly clean life you want and deserve.”
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Free from guilt
“Steven is hoping to prove that he is clean with his lawyer Kathleen's help.”
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Performed according to the rules
“True to the formalities of leadership races, the candidates would state that they just wanted a clean fight.”
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(of a person) Free from the consumption of drugs or alcohol
“They made Amanda go to rehab, and now she is clean.”
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(of an action) Performed well and with precision
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“With one clean swoop of my sword, I slashed the stone column in two.”
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Simple, well-defined, and pleasing in shape
“The structure's design exudes a breath of minimalism, using clean lines and elegant forms.”
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That does not damage the environment
“We must encourage the continued development of clean energy for the benefit of future generations.”
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Complete and thorough
“The party made a clean sweep of every seat on the council.”
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(somewhat uncommon) To an absolute degree
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“The last five years spent with you has been nothing but clean bliss.”
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Empty or not occupied
“Finish every last crumb. I want to see a clean dinner plate.”
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(of sound or color) Free from anything that dulls or dims
“He had a clean guitar tone that accentuated his soulful vibrato.”
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Being clear enough to read
“Jim's handwriting was clean and easy to read.”
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Denotes a constructive or productive feeling
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Arranged neatly and in order
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Of, or relating to the science of aerodynamics
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Easy to, or appropriate for, drinking
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Utterly impoverished
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Characterised by prayer, devout, reverent
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Not objectionable or harmful
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Conducive to good health
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Possessing an abundance of natural resources
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With impurities or unwanted elements having been removed by processing
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Elegantly and stylishly fashionable
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Commonplace; unromantic
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Packed or filled tightly
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Lacking refined worldly knowledge or tastes
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(of a child or pet) Having been trained to relieve oneself in the appropriate manner or place
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Transparent and able to be seen through
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Pale in color
Verb
To make clean
“I always try to clean the kitchen stove thoroughly after cooking.”
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To maintain one's household
“I really need to set aside some time to clean my messy apartment.”
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To free of microorganisms, or from impurities
“It's very important that you clean your wound to prevent infection.”
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(of clothing) To make clean
“I need to clean my white shirt as I spilled some curry on it.”
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(of fish or poultry) To remove the innards of
“I asked the fishmonger to clean my halibut before wrapping it up.”
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Soak or wipe gently with liquid to clean or soothe
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To pat lightly and quickly to clean or wipe away
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Admire and clean oneself
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To get rid of by cleaning
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To remove or take away
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To wash something by rinsing or flooding with water
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Be very frugal
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To revamp something to make it look new again
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To cook or season with curry powder
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To bring something to the surface with a dredge
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To slaughter (animals) and prepare (meat) for market
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Touch with tongue
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(free up) To remove unwanted items from a surface, space or area
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Take out residue; remove impurities
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To give new life to, or to restore to a healthy condition
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Rid of; clean out
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Search in a clumsy and unmethodical manner
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Adverb
According to the rules
“If you want to take her on, then you should know that she fights clean, and you should probably do the same.”
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Used to emphasize the absoluteness of a given action or attribute
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“I am clean determined to accomplish my goals.”
Noun
An act of cleaning something or an instance of being cleaned
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An act of rubbing something
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A thorough cleaning or inspection
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