Definition of Clean


  • a weightlift in which the barbell is lifted to shoulder height and then jerked overhead
    - clean and jerk


  • remove shells or husks from
    "clean grain before milling it"
  • remove unwanted substances from
  • remove while making clean
    "Clean the spots off the rug"
  • remove all contents or possession from, or empty completely
    "The boys cleaned the sandwich platters"
    "The trees were cleaned of apples by the storm"
  • deprive wholly of money in a gambling game, robbery, etc.
    "The other players cleaned him completely"
  • be cleanable
    "This stove cleans easily"
  • clean one's body or parts thereof, as by washing
    "clean up before you see your grandparents"
    "clean your fingernails before dinner"
  • clean and tidy up the house
    "She housecleans every week"
    - clean house
  • remove unwanted substances from, such as feathers or pits
    "Clean the turkey"
  • make clean by removing dirt, filth, or unwanted substances from
    "Clean the stove!"
    "The dentist cleaned my teeth"
    - make clean


  • free of drugs
    "after a long dependency on heroin she has been clean for 4 years"
  • free from clumsiness
    precisely or deftly executed
    "he landed a clean left on his opponent's cheek"
    "a clean throw"
    "the neat exactness of the surgeon's knife"
  • not carrying concealed weapons
  • thorough and without qualification
    "a clean getaway"
    "a clean sweep"
    "a clean break"
  • without difficulties or problems
    "a clean test flight"
  • exhibiting or calling for sportsmanship or fair play
    "a clean fight"
    "a sporting solution of the disagreement"
    "sportsmanlike conduct"
  • (of a surface) not written or printed on
    "blank pages"
    "fill in the blank spaces"
    "a clean page"
    "wide white margins"
  • (of a manuscript) having few alterations or corrections
    "fair copy"
    "a clean manuscript"
  • morally pure
    "led a clean life"
    - clean living
  • free from sepsis or infection
    "a clean (or uninfected) wound"
  • (of behavior or especially language) free from objectionable elements
    fit for all observers
    "good clean fun"
    "a clean joke"
  • not spreading pollution or contamination
    especially radioactive contamination
    "a clean fuel"
    "cleaner and more efficient engines"
    "the tactical bomb is reasonably clean"
    - uncontaminating
  • ritually clean or pure
  • (of a record) having no marks of discredit or offense
    "a clean voting record"
    "a clean driver's license"
  • free from impurities
    "clean water"
    "fresh air"
  • (of sound or color) free from anything that dulls or dims
    "efforts to obtain a clean bass in orchestral recordings"
    "clear laughter like a waterfall"
    "clear reds and blues"
    "a light lilting voice like a silver bell"
  • free of restrictions or qualifications
    "a clean bill of health"
    "a clear winner"
  • free from dirt or impurities
    or having clean habits
    "children with clean shining faces"
    "clean white shirts"
    "clean dishes"
    "a spotlessly clean house"
    "cats are clean animals"


  • in conformity with the rules or laws and without fraud or cheating
    "they played fairly"
  • completely
    used as intensifiers
    "clean forgot the appointment"
    "I'm plumb (or plum) tuckered out"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

Word games points for the Clean

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Unscramble clean

32 unscramble word found using the letters clean.

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