I’m clean, officer. You can go ahead and search me if you want.
He was stabbed clean through.
In an unmarked condition.
Put a clean sheet of paper into the printer.
To remove equipment from a climbing route after it was previously lead climbed.
Our kids can watch this movie because it is clean.
To make things clean in general.
I've been clean this time for eight months.
To brush the ice lightly in front of a moving rock to remove any debris and ensure a correct line; less vigorous than a sweep.
I’ll need a sharper knife to make clean cuts.
Unlike you, I’ve never caused any accidents — my record is still clean!
Damn, Shorty, those are some clean shoes ya got there!
I want to make sure my fiancé is clean before we are married.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
To clean is to make clean by removing dirt, impurities, or soil of any kind. Cleanse implies a worse condition to start from, and more to do, than clean. Hercules cleansed the Augean stables. Cleanse is especially applied to purifying processes where liquid is used, as in the flushing of a street, etc. We brush clothing if dusty, sponge it, or sponge it off, if soiled; or sponge off a spot. Furniture, books, etc., are dusted; floors are mopped or scrubbed; metallic utensils are scoured; a room is swept; soiled garments are washed; foul air or water is purified. Cleanse and purify are used extensively in a moral sense; wash in that sense is archaic. Compare AMEND.
Cleanse of or from physical or moral defilement; cleanse with an instrument; by an agent; the room was cleansed by the attendants with soap and water.
Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms
clean and jerk, cleanadjective
a weightlift in which the barbell is lifted to shoulder height and then jerked overhead
clean and jerk
muddy, draggled, buggy, grimy, travel-soiled, hard, foul-mouthed, uncomplete, fouled, obscene, filthy, illegible, unjust, scatological, befouled, infected, foul-spoken, raunchy, full, dirty-faced, incomplete, lousy, snot-nosed, flyblown, black, tref, oily, unclean, armed, sooty, off-color, dingy, begrimed, soiled, mucky, scabrous, maculate, scummy, ribald, impure, unfair, immoral, untouchable, snotty, foul, cobwebby, unswept, contaminating, travel-stained, grungy, nasty, nonkosher, Augean, addicted, cruddy, feculent, blasphemous, unwashed, uncleanly, septic, bedraggled, imperfect, dirty, terefah, smudgy, qualified, blue, sordid, squalid, salacious, maladroit, smutty, bawdy, lewd, ratty, grubby, greasy, difficult, profane, dirty-minded, soil, bemire, grime, begrime, colly
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"
travel-soiled, scabrous, infected, filthy, smutty, impure, difficult, bedraggled, dirty, foul-mouthed, grubby, maladroit, uncomplete, begrimed, scummy, armed, dingy, unclean, soiled, ratty, blasphemous, befouled, greasy, illegible, blue, uncleanly, unjust, maculate, ribald, buggy, unfair, hard, dirty-faced, profane, full, terefah, squalid, fouled, immoral, snot-nosed, oily, cruddy, dirty-minded, off-color, unswept, cobwebby, foul, flyblown, lewd, sordid, mucky, raunchy, snotty, qualified, feculent, imperfect, addicted, untouchable, black, bawdy, unwashed, contaminating, nonkosher, scatological, tref, foul-spoken, Augean, incomplete, grungy, travel-stained, obscene, draggled, salacious, nasty, lousy, grimy, septic, muddy, smudgy, sooty, soil, begrime, grime, colly, bemire
free of restrictions or qualifications
"a clean bill of health"; "a clear winner"
decipherable, uncontaminating, unmortgaged, clean-living, sporting, blank, exculpated, unobjectionable, fresh, clean-cut, exonerated, sporty, clear, open, neat, white, unclouded, clear(p), percipient, clear-cut, well-defined, readable, light, fair, absolved, vindicated, cleared, uninfected, sportsmanlike
dirty-faced, black, unfair, terefah, snot-nosed, dirty, mucky, cruddy, raunchy, uncleanly, smutty, lewd, salacious, travel-soiled, ratty, full, nasty, unwashed, off-color, blue, addicted, impure, unjust, scabrous, oily, septic, flyblown, immoral, uncomplete, begrimed, unclean, contaminating, tref, difficult, bawdy, travel-stained, untouchable, filthy, squalid, fouled, incomplete, armed, sooty, scummy, obscene, infected, smudgy, hard, feculent, ribald, unswept, befouled, draggled, grubby, grungy, foul, soiled, qualified, muddy, profane, illegible, foul-spoken, sordid, Augean, cobwebby, maculate, grimy, scatological, foul-mouthed, dingy, lousy, bedraggled, blasphemous, imperfect, dirty-minded, buggy, maladroit, nonkosher, snotty, greasy, bemire, colly, begrime, grime, soil
clean, clear, light, uncloudedadjective
(of sound or color) free from anything that dulls or dims
"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"
light-headed, clear(p), well-defined, wanton, lightsome, swooning, uninfected, lightheaded, neat, cloudless, idle, sporting, clean-cut, light-colored, unaccented, exonerated, weak, low-cal, clean-living, promiscuous, sportsmanlike, light(a), percipient, abstemious, faint, unclouded, vindicated, readable, open, absolved, lite, wakeful, clear, sporty, fresh, short, unobjectionable, tripping, fair, clear-cut, unmortgaged, scant(p), decipherable, blank, white, cleared, sluttish, light, exculpated, calorie-free, uncontaminating, easy, loose
cobwebby, maladroit, foul-mouthed, buggy, scabrous, salacious, immoral, unclean, dirty, sordid, oily, dirty-faced, unswept, lewd, scatological, Augean, uncomplete, befouled, incomplete, illegible, hard, soiled, smutty, off-color, blasphemous, dirty-minded, draggled, lousy, qualified, snotty, black, ribald, septic, flyblown, impure, grubby, nasty, contaminating, blue, smudgy, unwashed, foul-spoken, scummy, difficult, dingy, obscene, bawdy, filthy, cruddy, unfair, fouled, ratty, imperfect, armed, unjust, profane, greasy, begrimed, maculate, tref, grimy, raunchy, full, foul, feculent, bedraggled, terefah, grungy, squalid, travel-soiled, sooty, mucky, uncleanly, muddy, nonkosher, travel-stained, infected, addicted, snot-nosed, untouchable, soil, grime, bemire, colly, begrime
free from impurities
"clean water"; "fresh air"
invigorated, uninfected, wise, tonic, neat, brisk, saucy, new, smart, sassy, clean-living, overbold, sportsmanlike, uncontaminating, unclouded, impudent, sweet, clear, sporty, impertinent, fresh, unobjectionable, reinvigorated, fair, novel, refreshing, refreshful, unused, blank, white, sporting, refreshed, bracing, light, unfermented
sordid, greasy, unswept, begrimed, draggled, qualified, grimy, unclean, snot-nosed, infected, nasty, uncomplete, obscene, incomplete, unjust, impure, dirty-minded, dirty-faced, foul, filthy, Augean, armed, grungy, scatological, fouled, addicted, cobwebby, muddy, raunchy, flyblown, maladroit, grubby, travel-stained, dingy, oily, mucky, squalid, hard, scabrous, soiled, lewd, dirty, ratty, imperfect, unwashed, untouchable, full, smutty, foul-mouthed, septic, buggy, snotty, unfair, lousy, bawdy, off-color, profane, blue, smudgy, befouled, terefah, scummy, black, blasphemous, salacious, immoral, uncleanly, sooty, tref, ribald, difficult, bedraggled, illegible, feculent, maculate, nonkosher, contaminating, travel-soiled, cruddy, foul-spoken, colly, soil, bemire, grime, begrime
(of a record) having no marks of discredit or offense
"a clean voting record"; "a clean driver's license"
mucky, befouled, travel-stained, blasphemous, sooty, maculate, uncomplete, scummy, blue, soiled, dirty, travel-soiled, ribald, ratty, obscene, muddy, flyblown, off-color, profane, grungy, unswept, dirty-faced, unwashed, raunchy, snotty, foul, uncleanly, salacious, begrimed, imperfect, smutty, immoral, septic, impure, bedraggled, smudgy, fouled, contaminating, cobwebby, draggled, unclean, nasty, addicted, unfair, armed, scatological, feculent, foul-spoken, maladroit, grimy, nonkosher, snot-nosed, infected, lousy, dirty-minded, greasy, Augean, grubby, oily, bawdy, difficult, cruddy, lewd, illegible, incomplete, qualified, dingy, tref, buggy, filthy, scabrous, black, squalid, untouchable, foul-mouthed, full, unjust, terefah, hard, sordid, grime, begrime, colly, soil, bemire
ritually clean or pure
foul-spoken, squalid, black, profane, uncomplete, foul, oily, dirty-faced, travel-soiled, incomplete, difficult, ribald, hard, off-color, untouchable, obscene, filthy, draggled, septic, grungy, soiled, contaminating, tref, smutty, unclean, impure, scatological, snotty, lousy, mucky, snot-nosed, bawdy, illegible, flyblown, grubby, cruddy, dirty, blasphemous, scabrous, greasy, travel-stained, unfair, nonkosher, nasty, uncleanly, sooty, muddy, full, bedraggled, scummy, fouled, immoral, ratty, Augean, unjust, blue, raunchy, infected, grimy, sordid, terefah, buggy, salacious, imperfect, begrimed, qualified, cobwebby, unswept, feculent, befouled, lewd, unwashed, smudgy, addicted, maladroit, dirty-minded, maculate, dingy, foul-mouthed, armed, colly, begrime, soil, grime, bemire
not spreading pollution or contamination; especially radioactive contamination
"a clean fuel"; "cleaner and more efficient engines"; "the tactical bomb is reasonably clean"
dirty-faced, travel-soiled, buggy, uncomplete, snot-nosed, dirty, foul, grimy, soiled, smutty, grubby, begrimed, nasty, bedraggled, scummy, immoral, salacious, cobwebby, grungy, ribald, lousy, greasy, qualified, off-color, scatological, impure, flyblown, muddy, black, septic, draggled, blue, uncleanly, obscene, unjust, mucky, lewd, contaminating, travel-stained, sordid, snotty, bawdy, sooty, befouled, raunchy, unclean, full, addicted, profane, filthy, ratty, foul-spoken, illegible, dingy, Augean, unfair, terefah, oily, unwashed, unswept, dirty-minded, incomplete, foul-mouthed, nonkosher, fouled, squalid, maladroit, smudgy, cruddy, tref, maculate, hard, untouchable, difficult, blasphemous, infected, scabrous, imperfect, armed, feculent, soil, grime, bemire, colly, begrime
(of behavior or especially language) free from objectionable elements; fit for all observers
"good clean fun"; "a clean joke"
draggled, scummy, unwashed, feculent, soiled, dingy, nasty, bedraggled, contaminating, smudgy, addicted, cobwebby, difficult, buggy, blue, impure, bawdy, dirty, blasphemous, raunchy, off-color, begrimed, unswept, grimy, scatological, snotty, uncomplete, untouchable, travel-stained, maculate, sordid, grungy, infected, fouled, greasy, foul, smutty, ratty, foul-mouthed, muddy, hard, armed, sooty, squalid, filthy, lousy, septic, unfair, maladroit, mucky, imperfect, terefah, uncleanly, tref, ribald, nonkosher, lewd, Augean, qualified, befouled, dirty-faced, profane, immoral, salacious, foul-spoken, unclean, travel-soiled, full, oily, unjust, flyblown, snot-nosed, illegible, dirty-minded, obscene, cruddy, black, incomplete, grubby, scabrous, begrime, grime, bemire, colly, soil
free from sepsis or infection
"a clean (or uninfected) wound"
dirty, Augean, lousy, mucky, difficult, grungy, smudgy, uncleanly, befouled, maladroit, contaminating, blasphemous, travel-soiled, snot-nosed, off-color, armed, obscene, smutty, nonkosher, profane, squalid, black, oily, filthy, dirty-minded, draggled, dingy, incomplete, imperfect, lewd, foul, impure, unswept, snotty, feculent, foul-mouthed, nasty, infected, unjust, grubby, scummy, sooty, ratty, untouchable, full, cobwebby, illegible, scatological, muddy, uncomplete, addicted, soiled, hard, begrimed, greasy, ribald, unclean, bedraggled, buggy, cruddy, blue, septic, raunchy, tref, dirty-faced, unfair, bawdy, flyblown, immoral, fouled, qualified, scabrous, sordid, grimy, maculate, terefah, foul-spoken, travel-stained, salacious, unwashed, bemire, soil, colly, begrime, grime
"led a clean life"
grungy, filthy, grubby, dirty, cruddy, travel-stained, incomplete, smutty, uncomplete, oily, bawdy, scatological, dingy, bedraggled, armed, nasty, black, qualified, foul-mouthed, grimy, septic, impure, befouled, feculent, hard, raunchy, salacious, unswept, infected, begrimed, foul-spoken, flyblown, dirty-minded, dirty-faced, tref, snot-nosed, snotty, blasphemous, profane, unclean, illegible, maculate, unjust, lewd, blue, sooty, draggled, difficult, cobwebby, immoral, scummy, unfair, sordid, imperfect, ribald, uncleanly, soiled, buggy, full, contaminating, unwashed, muddy, ratty, untouchable, Augean, terefah, scabrous, foul, greasy, addicted, maladroit, lousy, travel-soiled, off-color, squalid, mucky, smudgy, nonkosher, fouled, obscene, bemire, colly, grime, soil, begrime
(of a manuscript) having few alterations or corrections
"fair copy"; "a clean manuscript"
uncontaminating, just, clean-living, sporting, blank, fair(a), unobjectionable, fresh, bonnie, comely, sporty, clear, middling, bonny, neat, white, unclouded, honest, average, sightly, light, fair, fairish, mediocre, reasonable, uninfected, sportsmanlike
contaminating, nasty, dingy, tref, foul, incomplete, scatological, fouled, squalid, begrimed, oily, lewd, maladroit, snotty, immoral, befouled, grubby, ratty, hard, impure, lousy, terefah, unwashed, qualified, soiled, blasphemous, full, cruddy, imperfect, dirty, bawdy, greasy, difficult, grungy, unclean, ribald, feculent, salacious, unjust, blue, nonkosher, black, snot-nosed, uncleanly, Augean, smudgy, scabrous, off-color, raunchy, draggled, dirty-faced, bedraggled, profane, addicted, uncomplete, dirty-minded, septic, sooty, foul-spoken, infected, travel-soiled, travel-stained, armed, filthy, smutty, illegible, sordid, foul-mouthed, untouchable, cobwebby, unfair, mucky, scummy, unswept, flyblown, muddy, buggy, grimy, obscene, maculate, grime, bemire, soil, colly, begrime
blank, clean, whiteadjective
(of a surface) not written or printed on
"blank pages"; "fill in the blank spaces"; "a clean page"; "wide white margins"
lily-white, uncontaminating, clean-living, sporting, blank, vacuous, white-hot, unobjectionable, fresh, bloodless, sporty, clear, snowy, neat, white, unclouded, livid, ashen, light, fair, blanched, whitened, uninfected, sportsmanlike
flyblown, illegible, mucky, obscene, scatological, impure, full, oily, soiled, cruddy, unjust, terefah, smutty, lewd, salacious, travel-soiled, fouled, armed, snotty, filthy, dirty-faced, black, buggy, muddy, incomplete, blue, qualified, grungy, bedraggled, septic, smudgy, ratty, infected, dingy, nasty, foul-mouthed, travel-stained, begrimed, grimy, feculent, raunchy, addicted, difficult, scummy, unclean, unswept, scabrous, cobwebby, Augean, off-color, foul, squalid, uncomplete, dirty, unwashed, befouled, foul-spoken, sordid, lousy, uncleanly, dirty-minded, nonkosher, ribald, grubby, maculate, snot-nosed, imperfect, bawdy, contaminating, immoral, profane, blasphemous, untouchable, hard, tref, unfair, draggled, greasy, maladroit, sooty, begrime, grime, colly, soil, bemire
clean, sporting, sporty, sportsmanlikeadjective
exhibiting or calling for sportsmanship or fair play
"a clean fight"; "a sporting solution of the disagreement"; "sportsmanlike conduct"
flashy, uncontaminating, clean-living, sporting, blank, unobjectionable, fresh, card-playing, sporty, clear, neat, white, unclouded, betting, showy, jazzy, light, fair, gaudy, dissipated, uninfected, sportsmanlike
full, unswept, oily, raunchy, buggy, armed, imperfect, draggled, salacious, blasphemous, obscene, smudgy, snotty, bawdy, impure, bedraggled, cobwebby, uncomplete, foul, dirty-minded, unwashed, scatological, illegible, septic, squalid, dirty, incomplete, addicted, unfair, smutty, grubby, scabrous, nasty, untouchable, contaminating, greasy, blue, hard, scummy, cruddy, terefah, mucky, Augean, unjust, immoral, tref, off-color, maculate, profane, ratty, snot-nosed, ribald, soiled, unclean, qualified, foul-mouthed, travel-soiled, uncleanly, foul-spoken, befouled, infected, feculent, grungy, difficult, dingy, muddy, lousy, sooty, dirty-faced, nonkosher, grimy, travel-stained, begrimed, fouled, flyblown, sordid, lewd, black, filthy, maladroit, grime, begrime, colly, soil, bemire
without difficulties or problems
"a clean test flight"
full, hard, travel-soiled, foul, ratty, snot-nosed, scatological, dingy, maculate, scabrous, blue, oily, unswept, filthy, Augean, uncleanly, muddy, squalid, raunchy, infected, ribald, unclean, contaminating, fouled, draggled, illegible, untouchable, salacious, addicted, mucky, terefah, unwashed, cruddy, bawdy, smutty, armed, difficult, grubby, maladroit, grungy, befouled, profane, dirty, cobwebby, qualified, foul-mouthed, obscene, nonkosher, uncomplete, dirty-minded, black, off-color, travel-stained, snotty, flyblown, septic, nasty, buggy, imperfect, sordid, impure, feculent, sooty, greasy, grimy, blasphemous, dirty-faced, smudgy, lewd, unfair, foul-spoken, scummy, lousy, unjust, soiled, tref, begrimed, incomplete, immoral, bedraggled, bemire, grime, colly, begrime, soil
thorough and without qualification
"a clean getaway"; "a clean sweep"; "a clean break"
lousy, snot-nosed, unfair, travel-stained, smutty, foul-spoken, foul-mouthed, smudgy, sordid, befouled, bedraggled, begrimed, draggled, uncomplete, flyblown, unclean, immoral, nasty, filthy, feculent, profane, sooty, unwashed, cruddy, terefah, full, soiled, untouchable, dirty, squalid, impure, imperfect, dirty-minded, blue, mucky, obscene, dingy, bawdy, scatological, grubby, grimy, black, scabrous, nonkosher, raunchy, foul, blasphemous, maladroit, uncleanly, greasy, armed, hard, illegible, muddy, off-color, ribald, incomplete, qualified, dirty-faced, addicted, oily, contaminating, infected, maculate, unswept, lewd, tref, snotty, buggy, ratty, grungy, scummy, Augean, travel-soiled, septic, salacious, unjust, cobwebby, difficult, fouled, bemire, colly, soil, grime, begrime
not carrying concealed weapons
profane, terefah, unfair, befouled, impure, obscene, flyblown, soiled, bawdy, grubby, grimy, grungy, unswept, travel-stained, hard, snotty, draggled, unclean, difficult, incomplete, raunchy, muddy, cobwebby, scummy, foul, ribald, uncomplete, smudgy, imperfect, contaminating, sordid, filthy, black, full, nonkosher, blasphemous, dingy, illegible, salacious, lewd, infected, snot-nosed, buggy, travel-soiled, begrimed, Augean, septic, greasy, nasty, unjust, blue, fouled, scatological, cruddy, dirty, maculate, tref, unwashed, off-color, squalid, qualified, smutty, ratty, foul-spoken, lousy, bedraggled, armed, dirty-faced, immoral, mucky, untouchable, dirty-minded, oily, sooty, feculent, foul-mouthed, maladroit, addicted, scabrous, uncleanly, colly, grime, begrime, soil, bemire
free from clumsiness; precisely or deftly executed
"he landed a clean left on his opponent's cheek"; "a clean throw"; "the neat exactness of the surgeon's knife"
uninfected, neat, straight, nifty, not bad(p), tasteful, dandy, clean-living, sportsmanlike, full-strength, uncontaminating, white, smashing, unclouded, bully, slap-up, light, clear, keen, sporty, fresh, orderly, refined, corking, groovy, fair, unobjectionable, blank, swell, sporting, cracking, great, peachy, bang-up
bedraggled, uncomplete, buggy, impure, infected, dirty, unjust, mucky, imperfect, unfair, unswept, hard, scabrous, full, nasty, travel-stained, ratty, filthy, befouled, dirty-faced, snotty, fouled, sordid, grimy, draggled, unwashed, smutty, foul-mouthed, cruddy, profane, Augean, snot-nosed, untouchable, flyblown, travel-soiled, grubby, obscene, soiled, off-color, lewd, blue, septic, scatological, scummy, raunchy, unclean, oily, begrimed, black, greasy, salacious, foul, grungy, dirty-minded, armed, nonkosher, immoral, foul-spoken, sooty, terefah, lousy, blasphemous, illegible, incomplete, dingy, qualified, cobwebby, bawdy, muddy, feculent, tref, difficult, smudgy, squalid, maladroit, ribald, contaminating, addicted, maculate, uncleanly, soil, colly, begrime, bemire, grime
free of drugs
"after a long dependency on heroin she has been clean for 4 years"
flyblown, snot-nosed, lewd, soiled, filthy, begrimed, uncomplete, dirty, draggled, snotty, muddy, smutty, maculate, fouled, nasty, unclean, lousy, sordid, greasy, impure, travel-stained, tref, unswept, buggy, unfair, ribald, cobwebby, befouled, travel-soiled, full, foul-mouthed, maladroit, bawdy, untouchable, dingy, unwashed, obscene, mucky, squalid, immoral, profane, off-color, qualified, sooty, foul, raunchy, black, unjust, ratty, illegible, armed, cruddy, difficult, incomplete, terefah, blue, scummy, bedraggled, grimy, dirty-minded, foul-spoken, infected, scabrous, grubby, smudgy, hard, Augean, uncleanly, blasphemous, dirty-faced, imperfect, grungy, feculent, addicted, oily, contaminating, septic, nonkosher, salacious, scatological, bemire, begrime, colly, soil, grime
clean, make cleanverb
make clean by removing dirt, filth, or unwanted substances from
"Clean the stove!"; "The dentist cleaned my teeth"
squalid, infected, incomplete, mucky, filthy, smutty, addicted, dirty, maculate, snot-nosed, uncomplete, scummy, travel-soiled, obscene, armed, foul-mouthed, soiled, bedraggled, profane, bawdy, nasty, untouchable, dirty-faced, snotty, begrimed, unfair, off-color, travel-stained, grubby, illegible, uncleanly, difficult, lousy, feculent, contaminating, full, scabrous, black, grimy, septic, raunchy, Augean, blue, greasy, foul, terefah, dingy, unclean, impure, fouled, muddy, nonkosher, lewd, maladroit, scatological, qualified, befouled, oily, smudgy, grungy, sordid, imperfect, cobwebby, sooty, foul-spoken, tref, flyblown, unswept, buggy, blasphemous, draggled, unjust, hard, cruddy, salacious, ratty, dirty-minded, ribald, immoral, unwashed, bemire, grime, soil, colly, begrime
remove unwanted substances from, such as feathers or pits
"Clean the turkey"
obscene, ribald, off-color, nonkosher, squalid, smudgy, unwashed, draggled, hard, impure, maculate, cobwebby, blue, smutty, begrimed, sooty, nasty, dirty, difficult, muddy, oily, unswept, black, filthy, blasphemous, grungy, lousy, foul, raunchy, grubby, untouchable, profane, full, soiled, unfair, snotty, immoral, illegible, greasy, foul-mouthed, cruddy, dingy, scummy, travel-soiled, mucky, scabrous, infected, maladroit, foul-spoken, buggy, bawdy, armed, unclean, qualified, unjust, snot-nosed, Augean, fouled, scatological, dirty-minded, uncleanly, imperfect, ratty, bedraggled, befouled, travel-stained, salacious, incomplete, grimy, sordid, dirty-faced, addicted, contaminating, feculent, uncomplete, tref, flyblown, terefah, lewd, septic, bemire, grime, soil, begrime, colly
houseclean, clean house, cleanverb
clean and tidy up the house
"She housecleans every week"
uncomplete, impure, travel-soiled, uncleanly, dirty-faced, smutty, immoral, sooty, filthy, foul, septic, scatological, dirty, raunchy, maculate, unwashed, difficult, foul-spoken, obscene, tref, maladroit, befouled, dingy, snotty, grungy, terefah, smudgy, contaminating, incomplete, fouled, begrimed, lousy, lewd, black, illegible, off-color, Augean, foul-mouthed, imperfect, nonkosher, scummy, addicted, unclean, full, sordid, dirty-minded, soiled, snot-nosed, scabrous, cruddy, qualified, blue, feculent, bawdy, untouchable, greasy, buggy, ratty, mucky, nasty, bedraggled, profane, grimy, unswept, unjust, armed, ribald, salacious, muddy, infected, squalid, hard, grubby, travel-stained, flyblown, draggled, cobwebby, blasphemous, unfair, oily, bemire, colly, begrime, soil, grime
clean one's body or parts thereof, as by washing
"clean up before you see your grandparents"; "clean your fingernails before dinner"
smudgy, nasty, blue, fouled, snot-nosed, septic, snotty, imperfect, unclean, cruddy, scummy, uncleanly, filthy, tref, illegible, smutty, contaminating, dirty-minded, feculent, grungy, flyblown, impure, unjust, hard, scabrous, soiled, travel-soiled, unfair, untouchable, foul-spoken, scatological, Augean, travel-stained, bawdy, qualified, lousy, foul, dirty-faced, unwashed, ratty, difficult, buggy, bedraggled, sooty, lewd, sordid, immoral, incomplete, ribald, dirty, profane, terefah, grubby, full, befouled, salacious, uncomplete, addicted, grimy, dingy, squalid, greasy, cobwebby, raunchy, nonkosher, off-color, black, foul-mouthed, mucky, draggled, blasphemous, infected, muddy, maculate, begrimed, maladroit, oily, armed, unswept, obscene, grime, begrime, bemire, soil, colly
"This stove cleans easily"
armed, sooty, imperfect, dirty, nonkosher, profane, nasty, maculate, illegible, filthy, dingy, unclean, foul-spoken, uncomplete, snot-nosed, incomplete, dirty-faced, unjust, befouled, foul, difficult, blue, dirty-minded, unfair, immoral, blasphemous, septic, travel-stained, cruddy, contaminating, bedraggled, snotty, raunchy, impure, draggled, bawdy, smutty, ratty, fouled, grungy, scummy, soiled, unwashed, grubby, smudgy, lousy, black, salacious, untouchable, infected, muddy, hard, Augean, uncleanly, grimy, cobwebby, lewd, sordid, off-color, maladroit, squalid, tref, foul-mouthed, begrimed, buggy, qualified, ribald, full, oily, addicted, unswept, mucky, feculent, greasy, flyblown, travel-soiled, scabrous, terefah, obscene, scatological, grime, bemire, begrime, colly, soil
deprive wholly of money in a gambling game, robbery, etc.
"The other players cleaned him completely"
qualified, flyblown, raunchy, filthy, scatological, greasy, soiled, black, cruddy, grimy, smutty, nasty, ribald, illegible, scummy, blue, snot-nosed, dirty, dirty-minded, unswept, armed, difficult, impure, addicted, draggled, profane, unwashed, terefah, unjust, foul, sooty, dirty-faced, snotty, oily, nonkosher, travel-stained, bedraggled, septic, salacious, buggy, lousy, scabrous, sordid, cobwebby, hard, imperfect, muddy, uncleanly, lewd, uncomplete, maculate, foul-mouthed, blasphemous, untouchable, ratty, contaminating, smudgy, unclean, grungy, bawdy, full, unfair, dingy, feculent, squalid, off-color, infected, befouled, foul-spoken, tref, grubby, incomplete, mucky, travel-soiled, obscene, immoral, fouled, Augean, maladroit, begrimed, begrime, soil, bemire, grime, colly
remove all contents or possession from, or empty completely
"The boys cleaned the sandwich platters"; "The trees were cleaned of apples by the storm"
strip down, discase, cleanse, foray, divest, pillage, leach, unclothe, strip, plunder, disrobe, dismantle, rifle, reave, pick, denude, uncase, scavenge, make clean, despoil, clean house, ransack, loot, deprive, peel, undress, houseclean, bare, denudate, disinvest
immoral, full, cruddy, maculate, befouled, travel-stained, sooty, impure, greasy, unclean, fouled, travel-soiled, dirty-faced, nonkosher, smudgy, uncomplete, soiled, squalid, ribald, difficult, off-color, unjust, draggled, foul, Augean, grubby, begrimed, qualified, grungy, raunchy, unwashed, flyblown, dirty, foul-mouthed, incomplete, oily, addicted, filthy, maladroit, mucky, foul-spoken, scatological, dingy, cobwebby, black, salacious, armed, sordid, lousy, smutty, lewd, scummy, scabrous, buggy, contaminating, imperfect, infected, blue, snot-nosed, unswept, feculent, tref, terefah, nasty, septic, dirty-minded, ratty, bawdy, untouchable, obscene, blasphemous, illegible, unfair, grimy, hard, muddy, profane, uncleanly, bedraggled, snotty, grime, colly, begrime, bemire, soil
remove while making clean
"Clean the spots off the rug"
blasphemous, uncleanly, imperfect, buggy, mucky, greasy, impure, salacious, hard, armed, flyblown, foul, difficult, scabrous, uncomplete, infected, lewd, oily, bedraggled, scummy, dingy, ratty, addicted, tref, maladroit, unjust, smutty, begrimed, dirty, lousy, unclean, profane, filthy, bawdy, black, illegible, unwashed, grimy, squalid, contaminating, off-color, nonkosher, nasty, snot-nosed, sooty, travel-soiled, feculent, foul-spoken, unfair, qualified, dirty-minded, raunchy, ribald, cruddy, cobwebby, full, grubby, blue, unswept, smudgy, septic, snotty, grungy, terefah, soiled, befouled, muddy, Augean, obscene, maculate, sordid, foul-mouthed, immoral, scatological, draggled, incomplete, untouchable, dirty-faced, travel-stained, fouled, bemire, soil, grime, colly, begrime
remove unwanted substances from
uncleanly, Augean, unjust, blue, unwashed, dirty, nonkosher, feculent, salacious, filthy, impure, sordid, raunchy, snot-nosed, qualified, maladroit, unclean, travel-stained, bedraggled, addicted, blasphemous, smudgy, buggy, foul, ribald, travel-soiled, lewd, foul-spoken, incomplete, unfair, unswept, obscene, nasty, foul-mouthed, fouled, untouchable, flyblown, difficult, off-color, befouled, dingy, grubby, cobwebby, snotty, smutty, black, contaminating, greasy, hard, immoral, tref, begrimed, grimy, terefah, muddy, scatological, oily, soiled, draggled, dirty-minded, septic, bawdy, maculate, full, lousy, dirty-faced, infected, scabrous, scummy, grungy, squalid, illegible, cruddy, profane, sooty, uncomplete, armed, ratty, imperfect, mucky, bemire, soil, colly, begrime, grime
remove shells or husks from
"clean grain before milling it"
unclean, illegible, obscene, uncleanly, unfair, Augean, maladroit, hard, filthy, unswept, grungy, befouled, black, dingy, full, foul-mouthed, squalid, addicted, oily, sooty, ratty, snotty, sordid, scummy, qualified, salacious, smutty, mucky, greasy, foul, profane, cobwebby, dirty, scabrous, immoral, bawdy, unjust, travel-stained, feculent, imperfect, buggy, unwashed, raunchy, lousy, terefah, muddy, flyblown, travel-soiled, cruddy, septic, tref, dirty-faced, foul-spoken, incomplete, lewd, armed, fouled, impure, untouchable, blue, contaminating, soiled, begrimed, dirty-minded, grubby, draggled, difficult, blasphemous, scatological, nasty, infected, off-color, bedraggled, maculate, ribald, snot-nosed, grimy, nonkosher, smudgy, uncomplete, grime, colly, soil, begrime, bemire
clean, plumb, plumadverb
completely; used as intensifiers
"clean forgot the appointment"; "I'm plumb (or plum) tuckered out"
raunchy, foul, dirty, bedraggled, tref, unfair, foul-mouthed, oily, qualified, nasty, impure, feculent, septic, ribald, travel-stained, squalid, nonkosher, draggled, grubby, scummy, befouled, greasy, sordid, full, imperfect, profane, cruddy, salacious, immoral, fouled, incomplete, unclean, off-color, snot-nosed, maculate, grimy, ratty, infected, difficult, armed, buggy, illegible, soiled, smutty, travel-soiled, bawdy, obscene, smudgy, muddy, blue, lewd, dirty-faced, Augean, scabrous, addicted, unjust, filthy, unwashed, terefah, dingy, mucky, scatological, black, begrimed, foul-spoken, grungy, contaminating, hard, untouchable, uncomplete, cobwebby, dirty-minded, maladroit, flyblown, sooty, uncleanly, lousy, blasphemous, snotty, unswept, grime, colly, begrime, soil, bemire
fairly, fair, cleanadverb
in conformity with the rules or laws and without fraud or cheating
"they played fairly"
filthy, unclean, raunchy, buggy, unwashed, unswept, impure, addicted, terefah, snotty, draggled, dirty, off-color, full, cobwebby, begrimed, uncomplete, obscene, fouled, tref, scummy, blue, oily, nasty, nonkosher, dirty-faced, hard, infected, incomplete, qualified, sooty, foul, ribald, sordid, blasphemous, illegible, imperfect, mucky, profane, Augean, grimy, ratty, scatological, armed, cruddy, dingy, grungy, grubby, smutty, untouchable, feculent, foul-spoken, immoral, muddy, bedraggled, maladroit, lousy, unjust, maculate, difficult, befouled, lewd, black, bawdy, unfair, travel-soiled, smudgy, greasy, foul-mouthed, travel-stained, snot-nosed, contaminating, septic, dirty-minded, soiled, squalid, flyblown, salacious, scabrous, uncleanly, grime, colly, soil, bemire, begrime
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Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words
List of paraphrases for "clean":
own, cleaning, pure, cleansing, cleanliness, non-polluting, drinking, wipe, rena, clean-up, cleaner, ren, cleans, nazif, pur, potable, cleanse, corruption-free, net, wipers, purely, wash, purity, healthy, sheer, fair, pollution-free, safe, cleaned, wiper, unpolluted, sanitation, cleanup, clutter-free, sanitize, remediation
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How to use clean in a sentence?
Washing hands with soap and water after using the toilet or before preparing food and keeping fingernails clean is most important.
To awaken each morning with a smile brightening my face; to greet the day with reverence for the opportunities it contains; to approach my work with a clean mind; to hold ever before me, even in the doing of little things, the ultimate purpose toward which I am working; to meet men and women with laughter on my lips and love in my heart; to be gentle, kind, and courteous through all the hours; to approach the night with weariness that ever woos sleep and the joy that comes from work well done - this is how I desire to waste wisely my days.
It is a huge mental drain on me to hear I'm swimming in a race that's probably not clean, that is what it is.
If we're thinking about keeping girls at school, we need to do a lot of work on the sanitation issue and make sure that there are clean, private, safe and separate facilities for girls at schools. I think this is fundamental.
This study points out that air pollution has real consequences, it's not just number on a spreadsheet, or who gets to enjoy blue skies. There are some individual choices we get to make, about what we buy or how we get around, but a lot of the big decisions are made at levels we don't have control over. So that's where we really need smart policies and regulations that help clean up the air. And if they take into account the current inequities in the system, it will benefit everyone.
Translations for clean
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- نَظّفَ, نظيفArabic
- чы́сты, чы́сціць, пачы́сціцьBelarusian
- почиствам, изцяло, чи́стя, чист, напълно, разтребвам, изтласкванеBulgarian
- পরিস্কার, সাফ, পরিষ্কারBengali
- sa, net, netejar, arreglar, pur, ordenarCatalan, Valencian
- čistit, uklízet, čistý, vyčistit, ukliditCzech
- чистъOld Church Slavonic, Church Slavonic, Old Bulgarian
- glân, glanhauWelsh
- rense, renDanish
- reinigen, sauber, rein, aufräumen, säubern, putzenGerman
- καθαρίζω, αμόλυντος, καθαρός, αγνόςGreek
- poluri, puraEsperanto
- limpio, limpiarSpanish
- puhas, puhastamaEstonian
- پاک, تمیز, تمیز کردنPersian
- siivota, puhdistaa, puhdas, harjata, sileä, siisti, viaton, siistiä, putsata, täysin, tyhjä, vetoFinnish
- poutzer, nettoyer, ranger, abstinent, net, pur, propreFrench
- ar fad, glanIrish
- glanScottish Gaelic
- limpar, limpoGalician
- נקי, טהורHebrew
- साफ़, साफ करना, स्वच्छHindi
- netwayeHaitian Creole
- tiszta, tisztítHungarian
- սրբել, մաքրել, մաքուրArmenian
- þrífa, auður, hreinn, hreinsaIcelandic
- pulito, pulireItalian
- 清潔, 掃除, 綺麗, クリーンJapanese
- სუფთა, წმენდა, გასუფთავებაGeorgian
- ស្អាត, ជំរះ, ដុសលាង, សំអាតKhmer
- 청소하다, 소제하다, 맑다, 깨끗한, 깨끗하다Korean
- خاوێن, پاک کردن, پاکKurdish
- glan, glanheCornish
- пакиз, таза, арууKyrgyz
- mundo, mundus, purus, purgo, mundiLatin
- rengegen, botzen, propper, propper maachenLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- valyti, švarus, švarintiLithuanian
- tīrs, notiritLatvian
- horoi, takakau, mā, whakapaiMāori
- чисти, чистMacedonian
- prachtig, leeg, schoon, kuisen, poetsen, opruimen, blanco, proper, mooie, schoonmaken, reinigen, wassenDutch
- rent, gjøre, renNorwegian
- czyścić, oczyszczać, czysty, oczyścić, przyzwoityPolish
- puro, asseado, limpar, limpo, arrumar, imaculado, limpeza, limpadaPortuguese
- șterge, curăța, curatRomanian
- ро́вный, чи́стый, чи́стить, почи́стить, очища́ть, очи́стить, вы́чистить, убира́ть, убра́ть, чистыйRussian
- чистити, чист, čist, čistitiSerbo-Croatian
- පිරිසුදුSinhala, Sinhalese
- čistý, čistiťSlovak
- čistiti, čistSlovene
- pastroj, i pastërAlbanian
- städa, rengöra, ren, göra ren, renaSwedish
- nadhifu, safiSwahili
- சுத்தமாக்கு, சுத்தம், சுத்தமானTamil
- శుభ్రం చేయుTelugu
- тоза, пок, соф, тамиз, покизаTajik
- ล้าง, เช็ด, สะอาดThai
- temiz, temizlemekTurkish
- чиста, таза, сафTatar
- чи́стити, чи́стий, почи́стити, чистийUkrainian
- toza, pokiza, pokUzbek
- lau, sạch, sạch sẽ, dọn dẹpVietnamese
- רייניקן, פּוצן, רייןYiddish
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