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clean

 
 
pronunciation:
klin
parts of speech:
adjective, adverb, transitive verb, intransitive verb
phrases:
come clean, clean out, clean up
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: cleaner, cleanest
definition 1: not dirty or stained; unsoiled.
I put clean sheets on the bed for the guests.
 
synonyms:
unsoiled
antonyms:
dirty, grimy, grubby, messy, muddy, soiled, squalid, unclean
similar words:
hygienic, immaculate, pure, spotless, unstained, unsullied, washed
definition 2: free from impurities or foreign particles.
The air is no longer clean in this area.
synonyms:
pure, unsullied
antonyms:
dusty, impure, polluted
similar words:
antiseptic, clear, fresh, hygienic, sanitary, virgin, virginal
definition 3: free from imperfections or irregularities.
His drawing has a clean line.
synonyms:
flawless, perfect
antonyms:
flawed
similar words:
clear, faultless, immaculate, pure, unblemished
definition 4: performed or made without difficulty or mistake.
The prisoner made a clean escape.
synonyms:
easy
similar words:
adroit, deft, facile
definition 5: free from sin; moral; pure.
He's been trying to lead a clean life since he got out of prison.I have a clean conscience about what happened.
synonyms:
chaste, immaculate, moral, pure, sinless, spotless, unspotted
antonyms:
guilty, impure, lewd, obscene, unclean
similar words:
blameless, clear, guiltless, innocent, lily-white, unstained, virginal
definition 6: fair.
He conducted a clean campaign.
synonyms:
fair, honest, just, upright, upstanding
antonyms:
dirty, unfair
similar words:
equitable
definition 7: empty; blank.
She started again with a clean page.
synonyms:
blank, empty
similar words:
clear, fresh, new
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phrase: come clean
 
part of speech: adverb
definition 1: cleanly.
This pen writes clean.
synonyms:
absolutely, cleanly, precisely
similar words:
exactly, neat, neatly
definition 2: completely.
The runaway horse jumped clean over the fence.
synonyms:
altogether, completely, fully, totally
similar words:
absolutely, entirely, quite, utterly, wholly
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: cleans, cleaning, cleaned
definition 1: to rid of stains, dirt, or impurities; make clean.
I'll have to clean the rugs before the guests come.They cleaned the apartment thoroughly before the landlord came to inspect.He cleaned the counter with some scrubbing powder.
 
synonyms:
cleanse, wash
antonyms:
dirty, soil
similar words:
bathe, deterge, launder, lave, mop, sanitize, scour, scrub, shampoo, wipe
definition 2: to empty.
He cleaned his plate.
synonyms:
empty
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to carry out or undergo a cleaning.
I cleaned all day today.The carpet cleaned very nicely.
antonyms:
dirty
similar words:
launder, wash
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phrase: clean out
phrase: clean up
derivation: cleanness (n.)
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