Meaning of CLEAN in English


n. 25B6; adjective

keep the wound clean : WASHED, scrubbed, cleansed, cleaned; spotless, unsoiled, unstained, unsullied, unblemished, immaculate, pristine, dirt-free, as clean as a whistle; hygienic, sanitary, disinfected, sterilized, sterile, aseptic, decontaminated; laundered; informal squeaky clean.

a clean sheet of paper : BLANK, empty, clear, plain; unused, new, pristine, fresh, unmarked.

clean air : PURE, clear, fresh, crisp, refreshing; unpolluted, uncontaminated.

a clean life : VIRTUOUS, good, upright, upstanding; honourable, respectable, reputable, decent, righteous, moral, exemplary; innocent, pure, chaste; informal squeaky clean.

the firm is clean : INNOCENT, guiltless, blameless, guilt-free, crime-free, above suspicion; informal squeaky clean.

a good clean fight : FAIR, honest, sporting, sportsmanlike, honourable, according to the rules; informal on the level.

(informal) they are trying to stay clean : SOBER, teetotal, dry, non-drinking; DRUG-FREE, off drugs; informal on the wagon.

a clean cut : NEAT, smooth, crisp, straight, precise.

a clean break : COMPLETE, thorough, total, absolute, conclusive, decisive, final, irrevocable.

clean lines : SIMPLE, elegant, graceful, streamlined, smooth.

dirty, polluted.

25B6; adverb (informal) I clean forgot : COMPLETELY, entirely, totally, fully, quite, utterly, absolutely.

25B6; verb

Dad cleaned the windows : WASH, cleanse, wipe, sponge, scrub, mop, rinse, scour, swab, hose down, sluice (down), disinfect; shampoo; poetic/literary lave.

I got my clothes cleaned : LAUNDER, dry-clean.

she cleaned the fish : GUT, draw, dress; formal eviscerate.


25A0; clean someone out (informal) BANKRUPT, ruin, make insolvent, make penniless, wipe out.

25A0; come clean (informal) TELL THE TRUTH, tell all, make a clean breast of it; confess, own up, admit guilt, admit to one's crimes/sins; informal fess up.

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