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1. clean

adjective. ['ˈkliːn'] free from dirt or impurities; or having clean habits.

Synonyms

  • pristine
  • unsullied
  • antiseptic
  • spick
  • speckless
  • unused
  • scrubbed
  • spic-and-span
  • cleanness
  • immaculate
  • water-washed
  • unstained
  • tidy
  • fresh
  • unspotted
  • unsoiled
  • cleanable
  • spic
  • cleanly
  • washed
  • spotless
  • dry-cleaned

Antonyms

  • dirty
  • dirtiness
  • septic
  • handwash

Etymology

  • clene (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • clæne (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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How do you pronounce clean?

Pronounce clean as klin.

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Example sentences of the word clean


1. Verb, base form
Salt can also be used to clean the rug.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Rinse clean and dry the filter thoroughly before returning the filter to the unit.

3. Adjective
Use a clean towel to dab up the oil from the garment.

4. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Change rags often to assist in getting the surfaces clean.

Quotes containing the word clean


1. Who are you to judge the life I live?I know I'm not perfect-and I don't live to be-but before you start pointing fingers...make sure you hands are clean!
- Bob Marley

2. Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes into us at midnight very clean. It's perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands. It hopes we've learned something from yesterday.
- John Wayne

3. Humor that is edgy is never squeaky clean.
- Jeff Ross

2. clean

verb. ['ˈkliːn'] make clean by removing dirt, filth, or unwanted substances from.

Synonyms

  • sanitize
  • sweep
  • launder
  • alter
  • steam clean
  • disinfect
  • pipe-clay
  • wash up
  • sanitise
  • wash
  • plume
  • change
  • dry clean
  • vacuum-clean
  • vacuum
  • houseclean
  • clean house
  • brush
  • hoover
  • dust
  • steam
  • do the dishes
  • hygienize
  • hygienise
  • modify
  • make clean
  • scavenge
  • preen

Antonyms

  • infect
  • demagnetise
  • simplify
  • decrease

Etymology

  • clene (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • clæne (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. clean

verb. ['ˈkliːn'] remove unwanted substances from, such as feathers or pits.

Synonyms

  • remove
  • withdraw
  • take
  • take away

Antonyms

  • awaken
  • deoxidize
  • nationalize
  • dehumanize

Etymology

  • clene (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • clæne (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. clean

adjective. ['ˈkliːn'] free of restrictions or qualifications.

Synonyms

  • clear

Antonyms

  • magnetise
  • naturalize

Etymology

  • clene (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • clæne (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. clean

verb. ['ˈkliːn'] clean and tidy up the house.

Synonyms

  • clean house
  • straighten
  • spring-clean
  • neaten
  • square away
  • G.I.
  • GI
  • straighten out
  • tidy up
  • tidy
  • make clean
  • clean up

Antonyms

  • mythologize
  • dull
  • sharpen
  • decentralize

Etymology

  • clene (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • clæne (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. clean

verb. ['ˈkliːn'] clean one's body or parts thereof, as by washing.

Synonyms

  • floss
  • neaten
  • bathe
  • lather
  • decontaminate
  • groom
  • bath
  • douche
  • soap
  • lave
  • wash

Antonyms

  • denaturalize
  • empty
  • cause to sleep
  • personalise

Etymology

  • clene (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • clæne (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. clean

adjective. ['ˈkliːn'] (of sound or color) free from anything that dulls or dims.

Synonyms

  • pure
  • light
  • unclouded

Antonyms

  • discolor
  • accelerate
  • tune
  • denazify

Etymology

  • clene (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • clæne (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. clean

adverb. ['ˈkliːn'] completely; used as intensifiers.

Synonyms

  • plumb

Antonyms

  • de-iodinate
  • dry

Etymology

  • clene (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • clæne (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. clean

adjective. ['ˈkliːn'] free from impurities.

Synonyms

  • pure

Antonyms

  • thin
  • heat

Etymology

  • clene (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • clæne (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. clean

noun. ['ˈkliːn'] a weightlift in which the barbell is lifted to shoulder height and then jerked overhead.

Synonyms

  • jerk
  • weightlifting
  • clean and jerk

Antonyms

  • nationalise
  • desensitize
  • validate
  • qualify

Etymology

  • clene (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • clæne (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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