from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Free from dirt, stain, or impurities; unsoiled.
- adjective Free from foreign matter or pollution; unadulterated.
- adjective Not infected.
- adjective Producing relatively little pollution.
- adjective Producing relatively little radioactive fallout or contamination.
- adjective Having no imperfections or blemishes; regular or even.
- adjective Not ornate or intricate; spare.
- adjective Sharply defined; clear-cut.
- adjective Free from clumsiness; deft; adroit.
- adjective Devoid of restrictions or encumbrances.
- adjective Thorough; complete.
- adjective Having few alterations or corrections; legible.
- adjective Blank.
- adjective Morally pure; virtuous.
- adjective Having no marks of discredit or offense.
- adjective Fit for all readers, listeners, or audiences; not ribald or obscene.
- adjective Honest or fair.
- adjective Not carrying concealed weapons or drugs.
- adjective Innocent of a suspected crime.
- adjective Free from narcotics addiction.
- adjective Showing no evidence of using banned or performance-enhancing substances.
- adverb So as to be unsoiled.
- adverb In a fair manner.
- adverb In a clean or nonpolluting manner.
- adverb Informal Entirely; wholly.
- intransitive verb To rid of dirt, rubbish, or impurities.
- intransitive verb To get rid of (impurities or dirt, for example); remove.
- intransitive verb To prepare (fowl or other food) for cooking, as by removing the entrails or fat.
- intransitive verb To remove the contents from; empty.
- intransitive verb Sports To lift (a barbell) from the floor to the shoulders in one motion.
- intransitive verb To undergo or perform an act of cleaning.
- idiom (clean house) To eliminate or discard what is undesirable.
from The Century Dictionary.
- Unmixed with foreign or extraneous matter; free from admixture; unadulterated; pure.
- Free from dirt or filth; having all uncleanness removed.
- Morally pure; guiltless; upright; honorable.
- Among the Jews:
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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