clean

clean
[[t]klin[/t]]
adj. and adv. clean•er, clean•est,
1) free from dirt; not soiled or stained:
a clean dress[/ex]
2) free from foreign or extraneous matter; pure:
clean sound[/ex]
3) free from pollution or pollutants:
clean air; clean energy[/ex]
4) characterized by a fresh, wholesome quality
5) having few or no corrections; easily readable:
The printer submitted clean proofs[/ex]
6) free from roughness or irregularity:
He made a clean cut with a razor[/ex]
7) not ornate; gracefully spare; trim:
the clean lines of a ship[/ex]
8) complete; unqualified:
a clean break with tradition[/ex]
9) morally pure; innocent; honorable:
to lead a clean life[/ex]
10) showing good sportsmanship; fair:
a clean fighter[/ex]
11) inoffensive in language or content; without obscenity
12) cvb (of a document, record, etc.) bearing no marks of discreditable or unlawful conduct; listing no offenses
13) sts Slang.
a) innocent of any crime
b) not having a criminal record
c) carrying or containing no evidence of unlawful activity or intent
d) not using narcotics
14) phs
a) not radioactive
b) (of a nuclear weapon) producing little or no radioactive fallout
15) cvb (of a document or financial instrument) free from qualifications or restrictions:
a clean bill of lading[/ex]
16) free from defects or flaws:
a clean diamond[/ex]
17) free from encumbrances or obstructions
18) made without any difficulty or interference:
a clean getaway[/ex]
19) bib having no blemish so as to make impure according to dietary or ritual law
20) dexterously performed:
a clean serve in tennis[/ex]
21) sts Slang. without money or funds
22) in a clean manner; cleanly
23) so as to be clean:
This shirt will never wash clean[/ex]
24) inf Informal. wholly; completely; quite:
The bullet passed clean through the wall[/ex]
25) to make clean or clear
26) cvb to dry-clean
27) cvb to remove the entrails and other inedible parts from (poultry, fish, etc.); dress
28) sts Slang. to take away or win all or almost all the money or possessions of:
That last bet cleaned me out[/ex]
29) to perform or undergo a process of cleaning
30) phv clean out
a) to empty in order to clean
b) phv to empty; deplete; evacuate
31) phv clean up
a) to wash or tidy up
b) to rid of undesirable persons or features
c) inf to make a large profit
Etymology: bef. 900; ME clene, OE clǣne pure, clear, c. OSklēni, cleini, OHG kleini clean′a•ble, adj. clean′ness, n.

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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