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Definition of Clean


  1. Free from dirt or filth; as, clean clothes.
  2. Free from that which is useless or injurious; without defects; as, clean land; clean timber.
  3. Free from awkwardness; not bungling; adroit; dexterous; as, aclean trick; a clean leap over a fence.
  4. Free from errors and vulgarisms; as, a clean style.
  5. Free from restraint or neglect; complete; entire.
  6. Free from moral defilement; sinless; pure.
  7. Free from ceremonial defilement.
  8. Free from that which is corrupting to the morals; pure in tone; healthy.
  9. Well-proportioned; shapely; as, clean limbs.
  10. Without limitation or remainder; quite; perfectly; wholly; entirely.
  11. Without miscarriage; not bunglingly; dexterously.
  12. To render clean; to free from whatever is foul, offensive, or extraneous; to purify; to cleanse.

Clean Quotations

Keep close to Nature's heart... and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.
John Muir

That's been one of my mantras - focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it's worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.
Steve Jobs

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

Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.
Maya Angelou

Don't call the world dirty because you forgot to clean your glasses.
Aaron Hill
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Clean Translations

clean in Afrikaans is suiwer, skoonmaak, skoon
clean in Dutch is puur, schoon, zindelijk, rein
clean in Finnish is puhdas
clean in French is nettoyent, astiquer, ramoner, nettoyez, pur
clean in German is sauber, sauber, steril/sauber, abputzen
clean in Italian is forbire, lustrare, lindo
clean in Latin is tersus, mundus, tergeo tergo tersi tersum
clean in Norwegian is ren
clean in Portuguese is limpar, limpo
clean in Spanish is enjugar, mondar, limpio
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