Clean Synonyms and Antonyms

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Synonyms for Clean

To rid of impurities or pollution
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Having no faults or defects, as in character; irreproachable
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Describing an alloy that is resistant to corrosion and discoloration.
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Not soiled
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The act of purging or purifying.
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Neat is defined as someone or something that is tidy, well-formed or well-done.
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(Of a secret) not told to anyone.
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Not soiled
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Sudden and shrill:
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Designed to offer little resistance to the flow of fluid, especially by having sleek, graceful lines.
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Free of dust.
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Orderly and clean in appearance:
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Remaining free from dirt or decay; clean:
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Containing nothing inappropriate or extraneous:
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Alternative spelling of squeaky clean.
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(Idiomatic, intransitive) to leave quickly
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Refine is defined as to purify, to make more polished, or to become more defined.
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Always kept clean
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Never having been used.
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Simple past tense and past participle of disinfect
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Not soiled
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Free of dirt.
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(Intransitive, of water) To carry an object to land.
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To cleanse by flooding with generous quantities of a fluid.
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(Idiomatic) Clean, spotless; original sense “like new".
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(Board games, chess) The standard denomination of the playing pieces of a board game deemed to belong to the white set, no matter what the actual colour.
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Free from radioactivity
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(Intransitive, idiomatic, colloquial) To become clean, handsome, smart in appearance, e.g. for a special occasion, especially when it is out of character to be seen as such.
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To clean or wash something by hard rubbing:
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The state or quality of being sterile.
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To burn with hot liquid.
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To dry by soaking up the wet liquid, as with blotting paper
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Tending to suggest health, or soundness
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To sterilize by the use of cleaning agent such as bleach.
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To clean or wash (a rug, upholstery, etc.) with a shampoo
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To the fullest extent
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(Weightlifting) The act of lifting the barbell to hang at arm's length, pausing, and thrusting the barbell over the head to a stationary position in one movement.
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To clean (clothing or fabrics) with chemical solvents that have little or no water.
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Having grace, or beauty of form, composition, movement, or expression; elegant
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To clear or clean (a surface, room, etc.) as by brushing with a broom
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Not written, recorded, etc. on; not marked; empty
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In a clean, healthy condition; hygienic
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(Simile) Completely innocent; beyond moral reproach.
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To draw, as water; drink in.
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Complete; entire; undivided.
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To eliminate contamination in.
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Straighten is to make something orderly or unwavy.
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Not complicated; simple
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To grasp and pull with the fingers or fingernails.
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Of or effecting catharsis; purging
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Pure or simple in design or style; austere.
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The definition of reliable is dependable or capable of being trusted.
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Being within the law; allowed by law:
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To apply a sandblast to (a building, for example).
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Morally sound; not depraved, evil, impure, or perverted
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In a bright manner.
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To refurbish is to renovate something or fix something up.
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Untouched or unsullied; fresh:
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Not mingled or diluted with extraneous matter; pure:
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Having all sides or faces equal. For example, a square is a regular polygon, and a cube is a regular polyhedron.
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With good manners; well behaved; conforming with accepted standards of behaviour.
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Out of the way; completely away:
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Free from disease-causing microorganisms.
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To cheat out of money:
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(Idiomatic) to be transferred with little or no effort
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Small, moderate in size.
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To make trim or neat, especially in dress:
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Comb means to thoroughly search for something, or to untangle, clean or straighten using a thin toothed hair styling tool.
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In cooking, to dredge is defined as coating something with a dry ingredient.
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(Intransitive) To be propelled by an air current.
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To whisk is defined as to move something or someone very quickly, or to beat or mix foods using a special kitchen tool, also called a whisk.
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To rub, move, or pass (a cloth, for example) over a surface.
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To eliminate completely; wipe out:
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The definition of cleanliness means the state of being free from dirt or unwanted matter.
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Alternative spelling of clear cut.
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To the fullest extent
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Neat or tidy in arrangement; in good order
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Clearly defined; unquestionable:
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(Of handwriting, print, etc) legible, possible to read or at least decipher
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(Archaic) Chaste:
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With all parts included; with nothing missing; full.
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(Sometimes postpositive) Whole; complete.
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Having a pleasing or graceful shape or form; well-proportioned
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Being in excess of what is needed; extra:
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Free from radioactivity
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Held in check; restrained.
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To treat with a regimen intended to remove impurities and promote health:
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(Idiomatic) To empty completely; to remove all money or possessions from.
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(Intransitive) Of stormy weather, to dissipate, to become calm.
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(Intransitive) To be saturated with liquid by being immersed in it.
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To make neat; arrange in an orderly, tidy way; to tidy.
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(Intransitive) to steer straight
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To expunge (objectionable material) from; delete
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To use a swab on something, or clean something with a swab.
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To apply shoe polish to shoes.
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(Economics) To place (gold) in safekeeping so as not to affect the supply of money or credit.
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To rub or move with a harsh grating noise.
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To do laundry
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To clean (something) with a vacuum cleaner.
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To use a mop to wash or dry surfaces:
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The definition of cauterize is to burn or freeze the flesh around a wound, usually to close off or clean the wound.
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Rinse is defined as to remove soap, or to wash quickly or lightly.
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To rub, scrape, or wipe out (esp. written or engraved letters); efface; expunge
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To hack.
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To become fresh.
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To treat with bleach, especially so as to whiten (fabric, paper, etc) or lighten (hair).
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(Idiomatic) To refresh, revamp; to freshen or improve something, especially its appearance
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(Idiomatic, informal) To execute a task or performance.
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(Idiomatic) To prepare for action.
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A cleaning agent that increases the ability of water to penetrate fabric and break down greases and dirt. Detergents act like soap but, unlike soaps, they are derived from organic acids rather than fatty acids. Their molecules surround particles of grease and dirt, allowing them to be carried away.
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A substance that inhibits the proliferation of infectious microorganisms.
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Lacking, deprived, or devoid of something:
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Beyond reproach; blameless:
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To the fullest extent
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To make neat and trim; make presentable.
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Of, having to do with, or for sports, or athletic games, etc.
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Demonstrating good sportsmanship, behaving in an honorable and appropriate manner.
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The definition of fresh is something recently harvested, recently produced or newly made.
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Not soiled
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Dwarfed or stunted; scrubby.
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Distinct and correct in sound or meaning:
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Not obscene or indecent
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To make clean. In particular to make satisfactorily clean. Usually used to describe the cleaning of a small room or small space.
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(Nautical) To unfurl a reef from a sail
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To revise a document in order to prevent identification of the sources
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To clean, polish, or wash something by scrubbing it vigorously.
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To remove dust from.
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To remove or absorb with a sponge or cloth:
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To prepare for use; to fit for any use; to render suitable for an intended purpose; to get ready.
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(Ergative) To grow clear or bright; to clear up.
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To purify, separate, or remove (ore, for example) by washing, decanting, and settling.
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To blow the chaff from (grain) by wind or a forced current of air
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To smooth, scrape, or loosen with a rake or similar implement:
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To treat or cover with or as if with soap.
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To utter in a rough, grating tone
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To cleanse or purify or become cleansed or purified.
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To extract (a soluble substance) from some material by causing water to filter down through the material
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Cleansing; purging; abstergent. [First attested around 1350 to 1470.]
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One that cleanses.
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Of or pertaining to expiation
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Sinless
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Of or like purgatory
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Not contaminated:
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(Chemistry) Originally, the purifying of oils and other substances by emulsification with hot water; now more generally, a thorough cleansing of a precipitate or other non-dissolved substance. [First attested from around 1350 to 1470.]
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(Archaic) Act of wiping clean; a cleansing; a purging. [First attested around 1350 to 1470.]
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The act of bathing.
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The removal of impurities, especially from bodily fluids; purification, cleansing.
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An act of atonement for a sin or wrongdoing.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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(Politics, law) The restoration of credibility to a government by the purging of perpetrators of crimes committed under an earlier regime.
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The office appointed to be read during the ceremony of feet-washing.
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The act or process of purifying; the removal of impurities.
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(Uncountable) The idea that the mind comes into this world as a "blank slate".
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(Degree) To a degree clearly discernible.
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To transfer or pour off completely:
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To purify with sacred rites.
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(Obsolete) To cleanse.
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To make perfect; to improve or hone.
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Renovate is to restore something to a newer or better state.
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To feel mental distress or irritation, as in resentment, remorse, etc.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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To the fullest extent
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Police means to enforce the rules, or to enforce law and order.
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Raising no objections; acceptable:
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not spreading pollution or contamination; especially radioactive contamination
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Having a spongy or flaky texture; well-leavened:
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completely; used as intensifiers
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completely; used as intensifiers
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in conformity with the rules or laws and without fraud or cheating
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To remove or inactivate (harmful chemicals or impurities) in a mixture:
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make clean by removing dirt, filth, or unwanted substances from
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To clear of a natural covering or growth; make bare:
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To mask or eliminate the odor of, or an odor in, (something).
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The definition of a brush is a tool with bristles on a handle, the process of using such a tool or the act of lightly sweeping something.
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To cleanse (a wound, etc.)
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To make proper or ritually pure.
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(Usually with up)) To make oneself spruce (neat and elegant in appearance).
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Quick and skillful in body or mind; deft.
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Quick and neat in action; skillful
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Of an angel or the angels; spiritual; heavenly
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Belonging to, or proceeding from, angels; resembling, characteristic of, or partaking of the nature of, an angel.
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Without sin; innocent
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Befitting a sportsman; being or demonstrating the conduct expected of players of sport.
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Free from blame; without fault; innocent; guiltless.
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Without fault; free from defect or error.
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Incapable of causing harm or danger.
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Free from blame, not open to reproach or criticism; blameless.
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Alternative spelling of unblameable.
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To the fullest extent
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A deep hole or shaft sunk into the Earth to tap a liquid or gaseous substance such as water, oil, gas, or brine. If the substance is not under sufficient pressure to flow freely from the well, it must be pumped or raised mechanically to the surface. Water or pressurized gas is sometimes pumped into a nonproducing oil well to push petroleum resources out of underground reservoirs.
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To make or keep (an area) clean and orderly.
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To make neat and trim; make presentable.
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To attend to one's appearance and clothing.
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Appropriate for sport or participation in sports.
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Referring to someone who does not engage in acts of moral depravity, such as drinking, smoking or carousing
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To clean the interior and residential furnishings of.
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(Intransitive, idiomatic) To reform a workplace, organization, etc. by removing undesirable personnel and/or procedures.
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To give a bath to; wash
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(Idiomatic) To calm down a person, or a situation.
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Cleanse, detergent. [First attested in the early 17th century.]
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The process of separating the lighter particles from the heavier ones by means of an upward directed stream of gas or liquid.
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Unseen
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In a state of being clean.
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Characterized by snow or, esp., by much snow
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Not having been smirched; unbesmirched.
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Having or showing skill; accomplished; expert
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Antonyms for Clean

Scattered with a disorderly mixture of objects; littered
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Difficult to understand; not clear as lacking order, chaotic etc
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Not legible or decipherable.
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(Slang) To manhandle; beat up; rough up.
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Lacking luster or brilliance; dull, grayish, etc.
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(Intransitive) To become dirty or soiled.
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Having a stain
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Not precise or exact; containing some error or uncertainty.
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Obscene or offensive:
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not dirty; uncluttered
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(Baseball) To bat (the ball) so that it falls outside the foul lines
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Indistinctly felt, perceived, understood, or recalled; hazy:
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To cover, daub, or soil with something greasy, sticky, or dirty
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Not virtuous; having no virtue.
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chaste, virtuous
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Not perfect; not thorough
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Unclear; vague.
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Contaminated, specif. with harmful chemicals, waste material, etc.
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Not sterile
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To profane or sully
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Stain is defined as to dirty, dishonor or to apply some sort of coloring.
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Words Related to Clean

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Sincere; frank:
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Perfect; complete; whole
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Careful and exact
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Well executed.
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Fair; good enough; okay.
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To undergo washing without fading or other damage:
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Honest or fair:
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Light in color, especially blond:
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To give an order or orders; request that something be done or supplied.
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To the fullest extent
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(Gram.) Limiting or specifying; referring to a specific or previously identified person, thing, etc.
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Well done or executed
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(Especially when capitalized) Holy.
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In or into a satisfactory state or condition:
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Synonym Study

  • Cleanse suggests more specifically the removal of impurities, as by the use of chemicals, and is often used metaphorically to imply purification to cleanse one's mind of evil thoughts
  • Clean , the broader term, denotes generally the removal of dirt, impurities, or extraneous matter, as by washing or brushing
Find another word for clean. In this page you can discover 307 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for clean, like: purify, spotless, immaculate, stainless, washed, purgation, neat, well-kept, laundered, sharp and streamlined.