1. free from dirt or impurities; or having clean habits
- children with clean shining faces
- clean white shirts
- clean dishes
2. free of restrictions or qualifications
- a clean bill of health
3. (of sound or color) free from anything that dulls or dims
- efforts to obtain a clean bass in orchestral recordings
4. free from impurities
- clean water
5. (of a record) having no marks of discredit or offense
- a clean voting record
- a clean driver's license
Similar word(s): perfect
6. ritually clean or pure
7. not spreading pollution or contamination; especially radioactive contamination
- a clean fuel
- cleaner and more efficient engines
- the tactical bomb is reasonably clean
Similar word(s): uncontaminating
8. (of behavior or especially language) free from objectionable elements; fit for all observers
- good clean fun
- a clean joke
9. free from sepsis or infection
- a clean (or uninfected) wound
10. morally pure
- led a clean life
Similar word(s): moral
11. (of a manuscript) having few alterations or corrections
- a clean manuscript
12. (of a surface) not written or printed on
- a clean page
13. exhibiting or calling for sportsmanship or fair play
- a clean fight
14. without difficulties or problems
- a clean test flight
Similar word(s): easy
15. thorough and without qualification
- a clean getaway
- a clean sweep
- a clean break
Similar word(s): complete
16. not carrying concealed weapons
Similar word(s): unarmed
17. free from clumsiness; precisely or deftly executed
- he landed a clean left on his opponent's cheek
- a clean throw
18. free of drugs
- after a long dependency on heroin she has been clean for 4 years
Similar word(s): unaddicted
Sentences with clean as an adjective:
- Are these dishes clean? Your room is finally clean!
- Put a clean sheet of paper into the printer.
- The cargo hold is clean. Mister, I want to see a clean dinner plate or there'll be no dessert for you.
- clean steel
- Our kids can watch this movie because it is clean.
- I've been clean this time for eight months.
- Unlike you, I’ve never caused any accidents — my record is still clean!
- I’m clean, officer. You can go ahead and search me if you want.
- I’ll need a sharper knife to make clean cuts. a clean leap over a fence
- Wow, Dude, those are some clean shoes ya got there!
- I want to make sure my fiancé is clean before we are married.
- clean energy; clean coal
- clean land; clean timber
- clean limbs
1. completely; used as intensifiers
- clean forgot the appointment
2. in conformity with the rules or laws and without fraud or cheating
Sentences with clean as an adverb:
- He was stabbed clean through.
- You must be clean mad.
1. a weightlift in which the barbell is lifted to shoulder height and then jerked overhead
Sentences with clean as a noun:
- This place needs a clean.
1. make clean by removing dirt, filth, or unwanted substances from
- Clean the stove!
- The dentist cleaned my teeth
2. remove unwanted substances from, such as feathers or pits
- Clean the turkey
Similar word(s): pick
3. clean and tidy up the house
- She housecleans every week
Similar word(s): houseclean
4. clean one's body or parts thereof, as by washing
- clean up before you see your grandparents
- clean your fingernails before dinner
Similar word(s): cleanse
5. be cleanable
- This stove cleans easily
6. deprive wholly of money in a gambling game, robbery, etc.
- The other players cleaned him completely
7. remove all contents or possession from, or empty completely
- The boys cleaned the sandwich platters
- The trees were cleaned of apples by the storm
Similar word(s): strip
8. remove while making clean
- Clean the spots off the rug
9. remove unwanted substances from
Similar word(s): scavenge
10. remove shells or husks from
- clean grain before milling it
Sentences with clean as a verb:
- Can you clean the windows today?
- Clean your room right now!
- She just likes to clean. That’s why I married her.