1. [ adjective ] 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"

Related terms: dirty immaculate washed cleaned fresh scrubbed unsullied unsoiled dry-cleaned cleanable pristine cleanly antiseptic tidy cleanness
2. [ verb ] make clean by removing dirt, filth, or unwanted substances from
Synonyms: make_clean

"Clean the stove!" "The dentist cleaned my teeth"

Related terms: dirty change wash brush dust mop vacuum sweep do_the_dishes steam bream preen pipe-clay sanitize dry_clean scavenge disinfect houseclean cleaning cleansing_agent cleaner
3. [ verb ] remove unwanted substances from, such as feathers or pits, as of chickens or fruit
Synonyms: pick

"Clean the turkey"

Related terms: remove
4. [ verb ] clean and tidy up the house
Synonyms: clean_house houseclean

"She housecleans every week"

Related terms: tidy spring-clean housecleaning
5. [ adjective ] free of restrictions or qualifications
Synonyms: clear

"a clean bill of health" "a clear winner"

Related terms: unqualified
6. [ noun ] a weightlift in which the barbell is lifted to shoulder height and then jerked overhead
Synonyms: clean_and_jerk
Related terms: weightlifting
7. [ verb ] clean one's body or parts thereof, as by washing
Synonyms: cleanse

"clean up before you see your grandparents" "clean your fingernails before dinner"

Related terms: groom wash bathe floss soap wash douche decontaminate bathe cleaning
8. [ adjective ] (of sound or color) free from anything that dulls or dims
Synonyms: light unclouded clear

"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"

Related terms: pure
9. [ adverb ] (slang) completely; used as intensifiers
Synonyms: plumb plum

"clean forgot the appointment" "I'm plumb (or plum) tuckered out"

Related terms: cant
10. [ adjective ] free from impurities
Synonyms: fresh

"clean water" "fresh air"

Related terms: pure
11. [ adjective ] without difficulties or problems

"a clean test flight"

Related terms: perfect
12. [ adjective ] (of behavior or especially language) free from objectionable elements; fit for all observers
Synonyms: unobjectionable

"good clean fun" "a clean joke"

Related terms: dirty antiseptic decent
13. [ adjective ] (religion) ritually clean or pure
Related terms: unclean religion kosher halal pure
14. [ verb ] remove all contents or possession from, or empty completely
Synonyms: strip

"The boys cleaned the sandwich platters" "The trees were cleaned of apples by the storm" deprive wholly of money in a gambling game, robbery, etc. "The other players cleaned him completely"

Related terms: remove
15. [ adjective ] (sport) marked by or calling for sportsmanship or fair play
Synonyms: sporting sportsmanlike

"a clean fight" "a sporting solution of the disagreement" "sportsmanlike conduct"

Related terms: fair
16. [ adjective ] not spreading pollution or contamination; especially radioactive contamination
Synonyms: uncontaminating

"a clean fuel" "cleaner and more efficient engines" "the tactical bomb is reasonably clean"

Related terms: dirty
17. [ adjective ] (of a manuscript) having few alterations or corrections
Synonyms: fair

"fair copy" "a clean manuscript"

Related terms: legible
18. [ adjective ] thorough and without qualification

"a clean getaway" "a clean sweep" "a clean break"

Related terms: complete
19. [ adjective ] morally pure
Synonyms: clean-living

"led a clean life"

Related terms: moral
20. [ adjective ] of a surface; not written or printed on
Synonyms: blank white

"blank pages" "fill in the blank spaces" "a clean page" "wide white margins"

Related terms: empty
21. [ adjective ] free of drugs

"after a long dependency on heroin she has been clean for 4 years"

Related terms: unaddicted
22. [ verb ] be cleanable

"This stove cleans easily"

Related terms: be cleaning
23. [ verb ] (chemistry) remove unwanted substances from, as in chemistry
Synonyms: scavenge
Related terms: remove chemistry
24. [ adjective ] not carrying concealed weapons
Related terms: unarmed
25. [ adjective ] free from clumsiness; precisely or deftly executed
Synonyms: neat

"he landed a clean left on his opponent's cheek" "a clean throw" "the neat exactness of the surgeon's knife"

Related terms: adroit
26. [ adjective ] free from sepsis or infection
Synonyms: uninfected

"a clean (or uninfected) wound"

Related terms: antiseptic
27. [ adverb ] in conformity with the rules or laws and without fraud or cheating
Synonyms: fair fairly

"they played fairly"

Related terms: unfairly fair fair
28. [ adjective ] (of a record) having no marks of discredit or offense

"a clean voting record" "a clean driver's license"

Related terms: unblemished
29. [ verb ] remove while making clean

"Clean the spots off the rug"

Related terms: remove houseclean cleaning
30. [ verb ] deprive wholly of money in a gambling game, robbery, etc.

"The other players cleaned him completely"

Related terms: dispossess
31. [ verb ] remove shells or husks from

"clean grain before milling it"

Related terms: remove
Similar spelling:   clan