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Clean meaning

clean - 24 dictionary results

  1. 1. remove shells or husks from; " clean grain before milling it"
  2. 2. remove while making clean; " Clean the spots off the rug"
  3. 3. remove all contents or possession from, or empty completely; " The boys cleaned the sandwich platters"; " The trees were cleaned of apples by the storm"
  4. 4. deprive wholly of money in a gambling game, robbery, etc.; " The other players cleaned him completely"
  5. 5. ritually clean or pure
  6. 6. thorough and without qualification; " a clean getaway"; " a clean sweep"; " a clean break"
  7. 7. without difficulties or problems; " a clean test flight"
  8. 8. free from impurities; " clean water"; " fresh air"
  9. 9. free of restrictions or qualifications; " a clean bill of health"; " a clear winner"
  10. 10. completely; used as intensifiers; " clean forgot the appointment"; " I'm plumb ( or plum) tuckered out"
  11. 11. Free from dirt or filth; as, clean clothes.
  12. 12. Free from that which is useless or injurious; without defects; as, clean land; clean timber.
  13. 13. Free from awkwardness; not bungling; adroit; dexterous; as, aclean trick; a clean leap over a fence.
  14. 14. Free from errors and vulgarisms; as, a clean style.
  15. 15. Free from restraint or neglect; complete; entire.
  16. 16. Free from moral defilement; sinless; pure.
  17. 17. Free from ceremonial defilement.
  18. 18. Free from that which is corrupting to the morals; pure in tone; healthy.
  19. 19. Well- proportioned; shapely; as, clean limbs.
  20. 20. Without limitation or remainder; quite; perfectly; wholly; entirely.
  21. 21. Without miscarriage; not bunglingly; dexterously.
  22. 22. To render clean; to free from whatever is foul, offensive, or extraneous; to purify; to cleanse.
  23. 23. Free from dirt; pure.
  24. 24. To make clean.

clean - examples of usage

  1. It was a long time before I could believe what was happening to me; I thought I was clean off my head. - "They Call Me Carpenter", Upton Sinclair.
  2. Oliver's a straight, clean, English soldier. - "The Rough Road", William John Locke.
  3. Presently she remarked: " Everything looks quite fresh and clean." - "The Rough Road", William John Locke.
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