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clean

 (klēn)
adj. clean·er, clean·est
1. Free from dirt, stain, or impurities; unsoiled: a clean kitchen floor; clean clothes.
2.
a. Free from foreign matter or pollution; unadulterated: clean air; clean drinking water.
b. Not infected: a clean wound.
3.
a. Producing relatively little pollution: a clean fuel; a cleaner, more efficient engine.
b. Producing relatively little radioactive fallout or contamination: a clean nuclear bomb.
4. Having no imperfections or blemishes; regular or even: a clean edge; a smooth, clean joint.
5.
a. Not ornate or intricate; spare: "the clean lines and exquisite proportions of early modernism" (Judith Thurman).
b. Sharply defined; clear-cut: a clean outline against the sky.
6. Free from clumsiness; deft; adroit: a clean throw.
7. Devoid of restrictions or encumbrances: a clean bill of health.
8. Thorough; complete: a clean getaway.
9. Having few alterations or corrections; legible: clean manuscript.
10. Blank: a clean page.
11.
a. Morally pure; virtuous: led a clean life.
b. Having no marks of discredit or offense: a clean voting record.
12. Fit for all readers, listeners, or audiences; not ribald or obscene: a clean joke.
13. Honest or fair: a clean fighter; a clean competition.
14. Slang
a. Not carrying concealed weapons or drugs.
b. Innocent of a suspected crime.
15. Informal
a. Free from narcotics addiction.
b. Showing no evidence of using banned or performance-enhancing substances: proven to be clean before the race.
adv. cleaner, cleanest
1. So as to be unsoiled: wash the dishes clean.
2. In a fair manner: played the game clean.
3. In a clean or nonpolluting manner: a fuel that burns clean.
4. Informal Entirely; wholly: clean forgot the appointment.
v. cleaned, clean·ing, cleans
v.tr.
1. To rid of dirt, rubbish, or impurities: clean a room; clean a suit.
2. To get rid of (impurities or dirt, for example); remove: cleaned up the trash; cleaned off the stains.
3. To prepare (fowl or other food) for cooking, as by removing the entrails or fat.
4. To remove the contents from; empty: cleaned my plate.
5. Sports To lift (a barbell) from the floor to the shoulders in one motion.
v.intr.
To undergo or perform an act of cleaning.
Phrasal Verbs:
clean out
1. To rid of dirt, rubbish, or impurities.
2. To empty of contents or occupants.
3. Informal To drive or force out: cleaned out the incompetent workers.
4. Slang To deprive completely of money or material wealth: The robbery cleaned us out.
clean up
1. To make clean or orderly.
2. To make oneself clean, neat, or presentable.
3. To dispose of; settle: cleaned up the unpaid bills.
4. Slang To make a large profit, often in a short period of time: cleaned up during the bull market.
Idiom:
clean house Slang
To eliminate or discard what is undesirable: The scandal forced the company to clean house.

[Middle English clene, from Old English clǣne.]

clean′a·ble adj.
clean′ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cleanness - the state of being clean; without dirt or other impurities
sanitary condition - the state of sanitation (clean or dirty)
immaculateness, spotlessness - the state of being spotlessly clean
dirtiness, uncleanness - the state of being unsanitary
2.cleanness - without moral defects
sinlessness, whiteness, innocence, pureness, purity - the state of being unsullied by sin or moral wrong; lacking a knowledge of evil

cleanness

noun
The condition of being clean and free of contaminants:
Translations

cleanness

[ˈkliːnnɪs] N
1. [of clothes, sheets etc] → limpieza f; [of air, water] → pureza f
2. (= smoothness) [of cut, fracture] → limpieza f; [of outline, features] → nitidez f; [of movement] → fluidez f
3. (= fairness) [of fight, game] → limpieza f

cleanness

n
(of joke)Anständigkeit f, → Stubenreinheit f; (of film)Anständigkeit f; (Typ, of proof) → Sauberkeit f
(of outline)Klarheit f
(of break etc)Sauberkeit f, → Glätte f; because of the cleanness of the breakweil es ein glatter Bruch war

cleanness

[ˈkliːnnɪs] npulizia
References in classic literature ?
Morison, was making his task an extremely difficult one--it was that quality of innate goodness and cleanness which is a good girl's stoutest bulwark and protection--an impregnable barrier that only degeneracy has the effrontery to assail.
Everything had been done to make the iron ship perfect, but no wit of man had managed to devise an efficient coating composition to keep her bottom clean with the smooth cleanness of yellow metal sheeting.
Except in the matter of cleanness,--a cleanness that seemed to go down to the deepest fibers of him,--Nathaniel Letton was unlike the other in every particular.
She was clean, and her cleanness revolted; but she was woman, and she was just beginning to learn the paradox of woman.
Wilson could not imagine her permitting herself to do anything badly, but he was surprised at the cleanness of her execution.
The social instinct was strong in them, yet they had remained lonely because they could not satisfy that instinct and at that same time satisfy their desire for cleanness and decency.
Contract notice: Provision of comprehensive services in the area for tidying - and cleanness in the buildings of the multi-sp health care centre hospital in jaworzno.
He expressed his satisfaction on the cleanness and food and drinking system, he also directed the jail to release 8 prisoners on bail involved in small cases.
Nisar Ali Khan and the departments concerned decided this after the defective cleanness and unsatisfactory supply of edibles in top food outlets of the Capital.
Commissioner directed the TMO Rohri to ensure stage decoration, proper sitting arrangementa, sound system and cleanness.
para]]New $5 Million Center Advances Steel Cleanness and Performance[[/para]]
Anyone can avoid hepatitis A and decrease the potentials of infections through adopting a number of simple principles, most importantly, personal cleanness, washing hands with water and soap, washing fruits and vegetables," The Minister added.