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Dictionary definition for: Clean

1. (n) a weightlift in which the barbell is lifted to shoulder height and then jerked overhead

2. (r) completely; used as intensifiers; "clean forgot the appointment" "I''m plumb (or plum) tuckered out"

3. (a) 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"

4. (v) make clean by removing dirt, filth, or unwanted substances from; "Clean the stove!" "The dentist cleaned my teeth"

5. (r) in conformity with the rules or laws and without fraud or cheating; "they played fairly"

6. (s) free of restrictions or qualifications; "a clean bill of health" "a clear winner"

7. (v) remove unwanted substances from, such as feathers or pits; "Clean the turkey"

8. (v) clean and tidy up the house; "She housecleans every week"

9. (s) (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"

10. (v) clean one''s body or parts thereof, as by washing; "clean up before you see your grandparents" "clean your fingernails before dinner"

11. (s) free from impurities; "clean water" "fresh air"

12. (v) be cleanable; "This stove cleans easily"

13. (s) without difficulties or problems; "a clean test flight"

14. (a) ritually clean or pure

15. (v) deprive wholly of money in a gambling game, robbery, etc.; "The other players cleaned him completely"

16. (v) remove all contents or possession from, or empty completely; "The boys cleaned the sandwich platters" "The trees were cleaned of apples by the storm"

17. (a) not spreading pollution or contamination; especially radioactive contamination; "a clean fuel" "cleaner and more efficient engines" "the tactical bomb is reasonably clean"

18. (v) remove while making clean; "Clean the spots off the rug"

19. (a) (of behavior or especially language) free from objectionable elements; fit for all observers; "good clean fun" "a clean joke"

20. (s) free from sepsis or infection; "a clean (or uninfected) wound"

21. (v) remove unwanted substances from

22. (v) remove shells or husks from; "clean grain before milling it"

23. (s) morally pure; "led a clean life"

24. (s) (of a manuscript) having few alterations or corrections; "fair copy" "a clean manuscript"

25. (s) of a surface; not written or printed on; "blank pages" "fill in the blank spaces" "a clean page" "wide white margins"

26. (s) marked by or calling for sportsmanship or fair play; "a clean fight" "a sporting solution of the disagreement" "sportsmanlike conduct"

27. (s) thorough and without qualification; "a clean getaway" "a clean sweep" "a clean break"

28. (s) (of a record) having no marks of discredit or offense; "a clean voting recor" "a clean driver''s license"

29. (s) not carrying concealed weapons

30. (s) 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"

31. (s) free of drugs; "after a long dependency on heroin she has been clean for 4 years"

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