HyperDic: clean

English > 31 senses of the word clean:
VERBcontactclean, make cleanmake clean by removing dirt, filth, or unwanted substances from
changeclean, pickremove unwanted substances from, such as feathers or pits
contactclean, houseclean, clean houseclean and tidy up the house
bodyclean, cleanseclean one's body or parts thereof, as by washing
stativecleanbe cleanable
contactcleandeprive wholly of money in a gambling game, robbery, etc.
contactclean, stripremove all contents or possession from, or empty completely
contactcleanremove while making clean
changeclean, scavengeremove unwanted substances from
changecleanremove shells or husks from
ADJECTIVEallcleanfree from dirt or impurities
allclean, clearfree of restrictions or qualifications / qualifications
allclean, clear, light, unclouded(of sound or color) free from anything that dulls / dulls or dims
allclean, freshfree from impurities
allclean(of a record) having no marks of discredit or offense
allcleanritually clean or pure
allclean, uncontaminatingnot spreading pollution or contamination
allclean, unobjectionable(of behavior or especially language) free from objectionable elements
allclean, uninfectedfree from sepsis or infection
allclean, clean-livingmorally pure
allclean, fair(of a manuscript) having few alterations or corrections
allclean, blank, whitevoid of expression
allclean, sporting, sporty, sportsmanlikeexhibiting or calling for sportsmanship or fair play
allcleanwithout difficulties or problems
allcleanthorough and without qualification / qualification
allcleannot carrying concealed weapons
allclean, neatfree from clumsiness
allcleanfree of drugs
ADVERBallclean, plumb, plumcompletely
allclean, fairly, fairin conformity with the rules or laws and without fraud / fraud or cheating
NOUNactclean, clean and jerka weightlift in which the barbell is lifted to shoulder height and then jerked overhead
clean > pronunciation
Soundskliy'n
RhymesAberdeen ... wolverine / Wolverine: 192 rhymes with iyn...
English > clean: 31 senses > adjective 1
MeaningFree from dirt or impurities; or having clean habits.
Examples
  • "children with clean shining faces"
  • "clean white shirts"
  • "clean dishes"
  • "a spotlessly clean house"
  • "cats are clean animals"
Attribute ofcleannessThe state of being clean
Narrowercleanablecapable of being cleaned
cleanlyHabitually clean / clean
dry-cleanedcleaned with chemical solvents
fresh, unusednot yet used or soiled
immaculate, speckless, spick-and-span, spic-and-span, spic, spick, spotlessCompletely neat and clean
pristineimmaculately clean and unused
scrubbedmade clean by scrubbing
unsoiled, unspotted, unstainedWithout soil or spot or stain
unsulliedspotlessly clean / clean and fresh
washed, water-washedclean by virtue of having been washed in water
See alsoantisepticThoroughly clean and free of or destructive to disease-causing organisms
cleanritually clean or pure
tidymarked by order and cleanliness in appearance or habits
Oppositedirty, soiled, uncleanSoiled or likely to soil with dirt or grime
Spanishlimpio
Catalannet
Nounscleannessthe state of being clean
Adverbscleanlyin a manner that minimizes dirt and pollution
English > clean: 31 senses > adjective 2
MeaningFree of restrictions or qualifications / qualifications.
Example"a clean bill of health"
Synonymclear
Broaderunqualifiednot limited or restricted
English > clean: 31 senses > adjective 3
Meaning(of sound or color) free from anything that dulls / dulls or dims.
Example"efforts to obtain a clean bass in orchestral recordings"
Synonymsclear, light, unclouded
BroaderpureFree of extraneous elements of any kind
Spanishclaro, limpio, nítido
Catalanclar, net, nítid
English > clean: 31 senses > adjective 4
MeaningFree from impurities.
Example"clean water"
Synonymfresh
BroaderpureFree of extraneous elements of any kind
Nounscleannessthe state of being clean
English > clean: 31 senses > adjective 5
Meaning(of a record) having no marks of discredit or offense.
Examples
  • "a clean voting record"
  • "a clean driver's license"
Broaderperfectcomplete of its kind and without defect / defect / defect / defect or blemish
English > clean: 31 senses > adjective 6
Meaningritually clean or pure.
Categoryreligion, faith, religious beliefA strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny
Narrowerhalalconforming to dietary laws
kosher, cosherconforming to dietary laws
See alsocleanFree from dirt or impurities
pureFree of extraneous elements of any kind
Oppositeunclean, impureHaving a physical or moral blemish so as to make impure according to dietary or ceremonial laws
Spanishpurificado
Catalanpurificat
English > clean: 31 senses > adjective 7
Meaningnot spreading pollution or contamination; especially radioactive contamination.
Examples
  • "a clean fuel"
  • "cleaner and more efficient engines"
  • "the tactical bomb is reasonably clean"
Synonymuncontaminating
Oppositedirty, contaminatingSpreading pollution or contamination
Nounscleannessthe state of being clean
English > clean: 31 senses > adjective 8
Meaning(of behavior or especially language) free from objectionable elements; fit for all observers.
Examples
  • "good clean fun"
  • "a clean joke"
Synonymunobjectionable
NarrowerantisepticDevoid of objectionable language
See alsodecentconforming to conventions of sexual behavior
Oppositedirty(of behavior or especially language) characterized by obscenity or indecency
English > clean: 31 senses > adjective 9
MeaningFree from sepsis or infection.
Example"a clean (or uninfected) wound"
Synonymuninfected
BroaderantisepticThoroughly clean and free of or destructive to disease-causing organisms
Nounscleannessthe state of being clean
English > clean: 31 senses > adjective 10
Meaningmorally pure.
Example"led a clean life"
Synonymclean-living
Broadermoralconcerned with principles of right and wrong or conforming to standards of behavior and character based on those principles
Spanishvirtuoso
Nounscleannesswithout moral defects
English > clean: 31 senses > adjective 11
Meaning(of a manuscript) having few alterations or corrections.
Example "a clean manuscript"
Synonymfair
Broaderlegible(of handwriting, print, etc.) capable of being read or deciphered
English > clean: 31 senses > adjective 12
Meaningvoid of expression.
Synonymsblank, white
Broaderemptyholding or containing nothing
Spanishblanco
English > clean: 31 senses > adjective 13
MeaningExhibiting or calling for sportsmanship or fair play.
Example"a clean fight"
Synonymssporting, sporty, sportsmanlike
Broaderfair, justFree from favoritism or self-interest or bias or deception
Spanishlimpio
Nounscleannesswithout moral defects
English > clean: 31 senses > adjective 14
MeaningWithout difficulties or problems.
Example"a clean test flight"
Broadereasyposing no difficulty
English > clean: 31 senses > adjective 15
MeaningThorough and without qualification / qualification.
Examples
  • "a clean getaway"
  • "a clean sweep"
  • "a clean break"
BroadercompleteHaving every necessary or normal part or component or step
English > clean: 31 senses > adjective 16
Meaningnot carrying concealed weapons.
Broaderunarmed(used of persons or the military) not having or using arms
English > clean: 31 senses > adjective 17
MeaningFree from clumsiness; precisely or deftly executed.
Examples
  • "he landed a clean left on his opponent's cheek"
  • "a clean throw"
Synonymneat
BroaderadroitQuick or skillful or adept in action or thought
Spanishlimpio, preciso
Catalannet, precís
Adverbscleanlyin an adroit manner
English > clean: 31 senses > adjective 18
MeaningFree of drugs.
Example"after a long dependency on heroin she has been clean for 4 years"
Broaderunaddictednot addicted
English > clean: 31 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningA weightlift in which the barbell is lifted to shoulder height and then jerked overhead.
Synonymclean and jerk
PartsjerkRaising a weight from shoulder height to above the head by straightening the arms
Broaderweightlift, weightliftingbodybuilding by exercise that involves lifting weights
English > clean: 31 senses > adverb 1
MeaningCompletely; used as intensifiers.
Example"clean forgot the appointment"
Synonymsplumb, plum
Usage ofslang, cant, jargon, lingo, argot, patois, vernacularA characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves)
English > clean: 31 senses > adverb 2
MeaningIn conformity with the rules or laws and without fraud / fraud or cheating.
Synonymsfairly, fair
Oppositeunfairly, below the beltIn an unfair manner
English > clean: 31 senses > verb 1, contact
Meaningmake clean by removing dirt, filth, or unwanted substances from.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
ModelThey clean the cape
Examples
  • "Clean the stove!"
  • "The dentist cleaned my teeth"
Synonymmake clean
Narrowerbreamclean (a ship's bottom) with heat
brushclean with a brush
disinfectDestroy microorganisms or pathogens by cleansing
dry cleanclean with chemical agents
dustRemove the dust from
pipe-claywhiten or clean with pipe-clay
preen, plumeclean with one's bill
sanitize, sanitise, hygienize, hygienisemake sanitary by cleaning or sterilizing
scavengeclean refuse from
steam, steam cleanclean by means of steaming
sweepclean by sweeping
vacuum, vacuum-clean, hooverclean with a vacuum cleaner
wash, laundercleanse with a cleaning agent, such as soap, and water
wash up, do the disheswash dishes
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
Oppositedirty, soil, begrime, grime, colly, bemiremake soiled, filthy, or dirty
Similar tocleanBe cleanable
houseclean, clean house, cleanclean and tidy up the house
Spanishlavar, limpiar
Catalannetejar
Nounscleanera preparation used in cleaning something
cleanersomeone whose occupation is cleaning
cleanerthe operator of dry-cleaning establishment
cleaningthe act of making something clean
English > clean: 31 senses > verb 2, change
MeaningRemove unwanted substances from, such as feathers or pits.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"Clean the turkey"
Synonympick
Broaderremove, take, take away, withdrawRemove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract
Spanishlavar, limpiar
Catalannetejar, rentar
English > clean: 31 senses > verb 3, contact
Meaningclean and tidy up the house.
PatternSomebody ----s
Example"She housecleans every week"
Synonymshouseclean, clean house
NarrowerG.I., GIclean in preparation for inspection
spring-cleanThoroughly clean the entire house, often done only once a year
Broadertidy, tidy up, clean up, neaten, straighten, straighten out, square awayput (things or places) in order
Similar toclean, make cleanmake clean by removing dirt, filth, or unwanted substances from
cleanRemove while making clean
Spanishasear la casa, hacer el aseo, limpiar la corrupción, limpiar
Nounscleanersomeone whose occupation is cleaning
cleaningthe act of making something clean
English > clean: 31 senses > verb 4, body
Meaningclean one's body or parts thereof, as by washing.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
ModelThey clean themselves
Examples
  • "clean up before you see your grandparents"
  • "clean your fingernails before dinner"
Synonymcleanse
Narrowerbathecleanse the entire body
decontaminateRid of contamination
douchedirect a spray of water into a bodily cavity, for cleaning
flossUse dental floss to clean
soap, latherrub soap all over, usually with the purpose of cleaning
wash, lavecleanse (one's body) with soap and water
washTo cleanse (itself or another animal) by licking
Broadergroom, neatencare for one's external appearance
Spanishasearse, lavarse, limpiarse, limpiar
Catalanfer la toaleta, netejar-se, rentar-se
Nounscleaningthe act of making something clean
English > clean: 31 senses > verb 5, stative
MeaningBe cleanable.
PatternSomething ----s; Something is ----ing PP
Example"This stove cleans easily"
BroaderbeHave the quality of being
Similar toclean, make cleanmake clean by removing dirt, filth, or unwanted substances from
Spanishlavarse, limpiarse
Catalannetejar-se, rentar-se
Nounscleaningthe act of making something clean
English > clean: 31 senses > verb 6, contact
Meaningdeprive wholly of money in a gambling game, robbery, etc..
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Example"The other players cleaned him completely"
Broaderdeprive, strip, divesttake away possessions from someone
English > clean: 31 senses > verb 7, contact
MeaningRemove all contents or possession from, or empty completely.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody of something; Somebody ----s PP
Examples
  • "The boys cleaned the sandwich platters"
  • "The trees were cleaned of apples by the storm"
Synonymstrip
Broaderremove, take, take away, withdrawRemove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract
Spanishdesmantelar, desmontar, desnudar, limpiar, quitar, sacar
Catalandesmantellar, desmuntar, desvestir, netejar, treure
English > clean: 31 senses > verb 8, contact
MeaningRemove while making clean.
PatternSomebody ----s something PP
ModelThey clean the snow from the path
Example"Clean the spots off the rug"
Broaderremove, take, take away, withdrawRemove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract
Similar tohouseclean, clean house, cleanclean and tidy up the house
Spanishlavar, limpiar, quitar, sacar
Catalannetejar, rentar, treure
Nounscleaningthe act of making something clean
English > clean: 31 senses > verb 9, change
MeaningRemove unwanted substances from.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymscavenge
Categorychemistry, chemical scienceThe science of matter
Broaderremove, take, take away, withdrawRemove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract
Spanishlimpiar, purificar
Catalannetejar, purificar
Nounscleaningthe act of making something clean
English > clean: 31 senses > verb 10, change
MeaningRemove shells or husks from.
PatternSomebody ----s something
ModelThe chefs clean the vegetables
Example"clean grain before milling it"
Broaderremove, take, take away, withdrawRemove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract
Spanishdescascarillar, limpiar, pelar, sacar
Catalanespellofar, netejar, treure

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