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Definition 1: a weightlift in which the barbell is lifted to shoulder height and then jerked overhead - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for clean in the sense of this definition

(clean is a kind of ...) bodybuilding by exercise that involves lifting weights

(clean is a part of ...) raising a weight from shoulder height to above the head by straightening the arms

Definition 2: clean one's body or parts thereof, as by washing - [verb of body]

Samples where clean or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • clean up before you see your grandparents
  • clean your fingernails before dinner

Synonyms for clean in the sense of this definition

(clean is a kind of ...) care for one's external appearance

"He is always well-groomed"

(... is a kind of clean ) cleanse the entire body

"bathe daily"

(... is a kind of clean ) to cleanse (itself or another animal) by licking

"The cat washes several times a day"

(... is a kind of clean ) cleanse (one's body) with soap and water

(... is a kind of clean ) rub soap all over, usually with the purpose of cleaning

(... is a kind of clean ) direct a spray of water into a bodily cavity, for cleaning

(... is a kind of clean ) use dental floss to clean

"floss your teeth after every meal"

(... is a kind of clean ) rid of contamination

"The soil around the housing development had to be decontaminated by the city"

Definition 3: remove unwanted substances from - [verb of change]

Synonyms for clean in the sense of this definition

(clean is a kind of ...) remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract

"remove a threat" "remove a wrapper" "Remove the dirty dishes from the table" "take the gun from your pocket" "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"

(clean belongs to category ...) the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions

Definition 4: remove unwanted substances from, such as feathers or pits - [verb of change]

Samples where clean or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Clean the turkey

Synonyms for clean in the sense of this definition

(clean is a kind of ...) remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract

"remove a threat" "remove a wrapper" "Remove the dirty dishes from the table" "take the gun from your pocket" "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"

Definition 5: remove shells or husks from - [verb of change]

Samples where clean or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • clean grain before milling it

(clean is a kind of ...) remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract

"remove a threat" "remove a wrapper" "Remove the dirty dishes from the table" "take the gun from your pocket" "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"

Definition 6: make clean by removing dirt, filth, or unwanted substances from - [verb of contact]

Samples where clean or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Clean the stove!
  • The dentist cleaned my teeth

Synonyms for clean in the sense of this definition

(clean is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

(... is a kind of clean ) destroy microorganisms or pathogens by cleansing

"disinfect a wound"

(... is a kind of clean ) cleanse with a cleaning agent, such as soap, and water

"Wash the towels, please!"

(... is a kind of clean ) clean with chemical agents

(... is a kind of clean ) clean refuse from

"Scavenge a street"

(... is a kind of clean ) whiten or clean with pipe-clay

"pipe-clay leather"

(... is a kind of clean ) wash dishes

"I cook and my husband washes up after dinner"

(... is a kind of clean ) clean by sweeping

"Please sweep the floor"

(... is a kind of clean ) clean with one's bill

"The birds preened"

(... is a kind of clean ) clean by means of steaming

"steam-clean the upholstered sofa"

(... is a kind of clean ) clean (a ship's bottom) with heat

(... is a kind of clean ) make sanitary by cleaning or sterilizing

(... is a kind of clean ) clean with a vacuum cleaner

"vacuum the carpets"

(... is a kind of clean ) remove the dust from

"dust the cabinets"

(... is a kind of clean ) clean with a brush

"She brushed the suit before hanging it back into the closet"

(clean has a similar meaning as ...) clean and tidy up the house

"She housecleans every week"

(clean has a similar meaning as ...) be cleanable

"This stove cleans easily"

Definition 7: clean and tidy up the house - [verb of contact]

Samples where clean or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She housecleans every week

Synonyms for clean in the sense of this definition

(clean is a kind of ...) put (things or places) in order

"Tidy up your room!"

(... is a kind of clean ) clean in preparation for inspection

"the soldiers GIed the barracks"

(... is a kind of clean ) thoroughly clean the entire house, often done only once a year

"she started spring-cleaning on April 1"

(clean has a similar meaning as ...) remove while making clean

"Clean the spots off the rug"

(clean has a similar meaning as ...) make clean by removing dirt, filth, or unwanted substances from

"Clean the stove!" "The dentist cleaned my teeth"

Definition 8: remove while making clean - [verb of contact]

Samples where clean or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Clean the spots off the rug

(clean is a kind of ...) remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract

"remove a threat" "remove a wrapper" "Remove the dirty dishes from the table" "take the gun from your pocket" "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"

(clean has a similar meaning as ...) clean and tidy up the house

"She housecleans every week"

Definition 9: remove all contents or possession from, or empty completely - [verb of contact]

Samples where clean or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The boys cleaned the sandwich platters
  • The trees were cleaned of apples by the storm

Synonyms for clean in the sense of this definition

(clean is a kind of ...) remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract

"remove a threat" "remove a wrapper" "Remove the dirty dishes from the table" "take the gun from your pocket" "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"

Definition 10: deprive wholly of money in a gambling game, robbery, etc. - [verb of contact]

Samples where clean or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The other players cleaned him completely

(clean is a kind of ...) take away possessions from someone

"The Nazis stripped the Jews of all their assets"

Definition 11: be cleanable - [verb of stative]

Samples where clean or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This stove cleans easily

(clean is a kind of ...) have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

"John is rich" "This is not a good answer"

(clean has a similar meaning as ...) make clean by removing dirt, filth, or unwanted substances from

"Clean the stove!" "The dentist cleaned my teeth"

Definition 12: free from dirt or impurities; or having clean habits - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where clean or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • children with clean shining faces
  • clean white shirts
  • clean dishes
  • a spotlessly clean house
  • cats are clean animals

(clean is similar to ...) immaculately clean and unused

"handed her his pristine white handkerchief"

(clean is similar to ...) spotlessly clean and fresh

"the unsullied snow of mountains"

(clean is similar to ...) without soil or spot or stain

(clean is similar to ...) made clean by scrubbing

"fresh-scrubbed floors" "boys with scrubbed necks and faces"

(clean is similar to ...) completely neat and clean

"the apartment was immaculate" "in her immaculate white uniform" "a spick-and-span kitchen" "their spic red-visored caps"

(clean is similar to ...) not yet used or soiled

"a fresh shirt" "a fresh sheet of paper" "an unused envelope"

(clean is similar to ...) cleaned with chemical solvents

(clean is similar to ...) habitually clean

"cleanly in their persons and habitations"

(clean is similar to ...) capable of being cleaned

(clean is similar to ...) clean by virtue of having been washed in water

(means also ...) thoroughly clean and free of or destructive to disease-causing organisms

"doctors in antiseptic green coats" "the antiseptic effect of alcohol" "it is said that marjoram has antiseptic qualities"

(means also ...) marked by order and cleanliness in appearance or habits

"a tidy person" "a tidy house" "a tidy mind"

(... are attributes of clean) the state of being clean; without dirt or other impurities

Definition 13: (of behavior or especially language) free from objectionable elements; fit for all observers - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where clean or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • good clean fun
  • a clean joke

Synonyms for clean in the sense of this definition

(clean is similar to ...) devoid of objectionable language

"lyrics as antiseptic as Sunday School"

(means also ...) conforming to conventions of sexual behavior

"speech in this circle, if not always decent, never became lewd"

Definition 14: not spreading pollution or contamination; especially radioactive contamination - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where clean or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a clean fuel
  • cleaner and more efficient engines
  • the tactical bomb is reasonably clean

Synonyms for clean in the sense of this definition

Definition 15: ritually clean or pure - [adjective denoting all]

(clean is similar to ...) conforming to dietary laws

"halal meat" "a halal kitchen"

(clean is similar to ...) conforming to dietary laws

"kosher meat" "a kosher kitchen"

(means also ...) 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"

(means also ...) free of extraneous elements of any kind

"pure air and water" "pure gold" "pure primary colors" "the violin's pure and lovely song" "pure tones" "pure oxygen"

(clean belongs to category ...) a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny

"he lost his faith but not his morality"

Definition 16: in conformity with the rules or laws and without fraud or cheating - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where clean or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they played fairly

Synonyms for clean in the sense of this definition

Definition 17: completely; used as intensifiers - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where clean or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • clean forgot the appointment
  • I'm plumb (or plum) tuckered out

Synonyms for clean in the sense of this definition

(clean is used in the usage domain ...) a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves)

"they don't speak our lingo"

Definition 18: free from clumsiness; precisely or deftly executed - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where clean or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he landed a clean left on his opponent's cheek
  • a clean throw
  • the neat exactness of the surgeon's knife

Synonyms for clean in the sense of this definition

(clean is similar to ...) quick or skillful or adept in action or thought

"an exceptionally adroit pianist" "an adroit technician" "his adroit replies to hecklers won him many followers" "an adroit negotiator"

Definition 19: free from sepsis or infection - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where clean or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a clean (or uninfected) wound

Synonyms for clean in the sense of this definition

(clean is similar to ...) thoroughly clean and free of or destructive to disease-causing organisms

"doctors in antiseptic green coats" "the antiseptic effect of alcohol" "it is said that marjoram has antiseptic qualities"

Definition 20: thorough and without qualification - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where clean or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a clean getaway
  • a clean sweep
  • a clean break

(clean is similar to ...) having every necessary or normal part or component or step

"a complete meal" "a complete wardrobe" "a complete set of the Britannica" "a complete set of china" "a complete defeat" "a complete accounting"

Definition 21: without difficulties or problems - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where clean or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a clean test flight

(clean is similar to ...) posing no difficulty; requiring little effort

"an easy job" "an easy problem" "an easy victory" "the house is easy to heat" "satisfied with easy answers" "took the easy way out of his dilemma"

Definition 22: (of a surface) not written or printed on - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where clean or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • blank pages
  • fill in the blank spaces
  • a clean page
  • wide white margins

Synonyms for clean in the sense of this definition

(clean is similar to ...) holding or containing nothing

"an empty glass" "an empty room" "full of empty seats" "empty hours"

Definition 23: exhibiting or calling for sportsmanship or fair play - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where clean or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a clean fight
  • a sporting solution of the disagreement
  • sportsmanlike conduct

Synonyms for clean in the sense of this definition

(clean is similar to ...) free from favoritism or self-interest or bias or deception; conforming with established standards or rules

"a fair referee" "fair deal" "on a fair footing" "a fair fight" "by fair means or foul"

Definition 24: (of a manuscript) having few alterations or corrections - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where clean or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • fair copy
  • a clean manuscript

Synonyms for clean in the sense of this definition

(clean is similar to ...) (of handwriting, print, etc.) capable of being read or deciphered

"legible handwriting"

Definition 25: morally pure - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where clean or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • led a clean life

Synonyms for clean in the sense of this definition

(clean is similar to ...) concerned with principles of right and wrong or conforming to standards of behavior and character based on those principles

"moral sense" "a moral scrutiny" "a moral lesson" "a moral quandary" "moral convictions" "a moral life"

Definition 26: (of a record) having no marks of discredit or offense - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where clean or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a clean voting record
  • a clean driver's license

(clean is similar to ...) being complete of its kind and without defect or blemish

"a perfect circle" "a perfect reproduction" "perfect happiness" "perfect manners" "a perfect specimen" "a perfect day"

Definition 27: free from impurities - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where clean or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • clean water
  • fresh air

Synonyms for clean in the sense of this definition

(clean is similar to ...) free of extraneous elements of any kind

"pure air and water" "pure gold" "pure primary colors" "the violin's pure and lovely song" "pure tones" "pure oxygen"

Definition 28: free of drugs - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where clean or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • after a long dependency on heroin she has been clean for 4 years

(clean is similar to ...) not addicted

Definition 29: not carrying concealed weapons - [adjective satellite denoting all]

(clean is similar to ...) (used of persons or the military) not having or using arms

"went alone and unarmed" "unarmed peasants were shot down" "unarmed vehicles"

Definition 30: free of restrictions or qualifications - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where clean or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a clean bill of health
  • a clear winner

Synonyms for clean in the sense of this definition

(clean is similar to ...) not limited or restricted

"an unqualified denial"

Definition 31: (of sound or color) free from anything that dulls or dims - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where clean or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for clean in the sense of this definition

(clean is similar to ...) free of extraneous elements of any kind

"pure air and water" "pure gold" "pure primary colors" "the violin's pure and lovely song" "pure tones" "pure oxygen"

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