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  Words related to clean

Related / Similar Words: clean and jerk, cleanse, pick, scavenge, make clean, houseclean, clean house, strip, neat, unobjectionable, uncontaminating, sporting, sportsmanlike, blank, white, fair, clean-living, fresh, clear, light, unclouded, uninfected, plumb, plum, fairly


  • a weightlift in which the barbell is lifted to shoulder height and then jerked overhead;
  • clean one''s body or parts thereof, as by washing; "clean up before you see your grandparents"; "clean your fingernails before dinner";
  • remove unwanted substances from, such as feathers or pits; "Clean the turkey";
  • remove shells or husks from; "clean grain before milling it";
  • remove unwanted substances from;
  • remove while making clean; "Clean the spots off the rug";
  • make clean by removing dirt, filth, or unwanted substances from; "Clean the stove!"; "The dentist cleaned my teeth";
  • clean and tidy up the house; "She housecleans every week";
  • remove all contents or possession from, or empty completely; "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";
  • be cleanable; "This stove cleans easily";
  • free of drugs; "after a long dependency on heroin she has been clean for 4 years";
  • 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";
  • not carrying concealed weapons;
  • (of a record) having no marks of discredit or offense; "a clean voting recor"; "a clean driver''s license";
  • 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";
  • (of behavior or especially language) free from objectionable elements; fit for all observers; "good clean fun"; "a clean joke";
  • not spreading pollution or contamination; especially radioactive contamination; "a clean fuel"; "cleaner and more efficient engines"; "the tactical bomb is reasonably clean";
  • ritually clean or pure;
  • thorough and without qualification; "a clean getaway"; "a clean sweep"; "a clean break";
  • marked by or calling for sportsmanship or fair play; "a clean fight"; "a sporting solution of the disagreement"; "sportsmanlike conduct";
  • of a surface; not written or printed on; "blank pages"; "fill in the blank spaces"; "a clean page"; "wide white margins";
  • (of a manuscript) having few alterations or corrections; "fair copy"; "a clean manuscript";
  • morally pure; "led a clean life";
  • without difficulties or problems; "a clean test flight";
  • free from impurities; "clean water"; "fresh air";
  • (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";
  • free of restrictions or qualifications; "a clean bill of health"; "a clear winner";
  • free from sepsis or infection; "a clean (or uninfected) wound";
  • completely; used as intensifiers; "clean forgot the appointment"; "I''m plumb (or plum) tuckered out";
  • in conformity with the rules or laws and without fraud or cheating; "they played fairly";

    See Also: antiseptic, tidy, decent, pure


    Hyponyms: bathe, wash, lave, soap, lather, bath, douche, floss, decontaminate, disinfect, brush, dust, vacuum, vacuum-clean, hoover, sanitize, sanitise, hygienize, hygienise, bream, steam, steam clean, preen, plume, sweep, wash up, do the dishes, pipe-clay, scavenge, dry clean, launder, spring-clean


    Pertainyms: fair, just


    Grouped Verbs: houseclean, clean house, make clean


    Attributes: cleanness


    Derivational Morphology: cleaning, cleansing, cleanup, cleansing agent, cleanser, cleaner, scavenger, dry cleaner, housecleaning


    Anagrams: lance


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