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|Verb||1.||make clean - make clean by removing dirt, filth, or unwanted substances from; "Clean the stove!"; "The dentist cleaned my teeth"|
disinfect - destroy microorganisms or pathogens by cleansing; "disinfect a wound"
alter, change, modify - 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"
brush - clean with a brush; "She brushed the suit before hanging it back into the closet"
dust - remove the dust from; "dust the cabinets"
bream - clean (a ship's bottom) with heat
sweep - clean by sweeping; "Please sweep the floor"
pipe-clay - whiten or clean with pipe-clay; "pipe-clay leather"
scavenge - clean refuse from; "Scavenge a street"
dry clean - clean with chemical agents
clean - be cleanable; "This stove cleans easily"