clean·​ness | \ ˈklēn-nəs How to pronounce cleanness (audio) \

Definition of cleanness

: the quality, state, or condition of being clean Poll questions delved into issues like access to medical care and stores that sell affordable, nutritious food as well as the cleanness of the air and tap water.— Mike McPhate … short hair will always be stylish when it has the sort of freshness and cleanness of line … that makes the most of eyes and bone structure.— Kathleen Engles — compare cleanliness

First Known Use of cleanness

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Cleanness.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 May. 2020.

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