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clean

adjective

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1 free from dirt or stain
  • although the soccer team always starts out with clean uniforms, they don't stay that way for long

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2 following or according to the rules
  • a clean check from the other hockey player

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3 free from any trace of the coarse or indecent
  • only clean songs will be permitted for the performances on the last night of summer camp

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4 trying all possibilities
  • police made a clean sweep of the area before the governor's arrival

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6 lacking contents that could or should be present
  • the ship returned with a clean hold

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clean

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of clean (Entry 2 of 3)

1 to remove the dirt from
  • we cleaned the clothes before donating them to charity

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2 to take the internal organs out of
  • cleaned the rabbit before cooking it

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clean

adverb

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The first known use of clean was before the 12th century

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“Clean.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/clean. Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

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