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cleanly

adverb clean·ly \ ˈklēn-lē \
Updated on: 19 Dec 2017

Definition of cleanly

: in a clean manner

Examples of cleanly in a Sentence

  1. A sharp knife will cut through the skin of a tomato cleanly.

  2. This fuel burns more cleanly than other fuels.

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First Known Use of cleanly

13th century

cleanly Synonyms


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cleanly

adjective clean·ly \ ˈklen-lē \

Definition of cleanly

cleanlier; cleanliest
1 : careful to keep clean : fastidious
2 : habitually kept clean

cleanliness

noun

First Known Use of cleanly

circa 1500



CLEANLY Defined for English Language Learners

cleanly

adverb

Definition of cleanly for English Language Learners

  • : easily and completely

  • : without causing pollution



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