Textual thesaurus for "clean"

(adj) neat

free from clumsiness; precisely or deftly executed

he landed a clean left on his opponent's cheek; a clean throw; the neat exactness of the surgeon's knife

(adj) unobjectionable

(of behavior or especially language) free from objectionable elements; fit for all observers

good clean fun; a clean joke

(adj) uncontaminating

not spreading pollution or contamination; especially radioactive contamination

a clean fuel; cleaner and more efficient engines; the tactical bomb is reasonably clean

(adj) sporting, sportsmanlike, sporty

exhibiting or calling for sportsmanship or fair play

a clean fight; a sporting solution of the disagreement; sportsmanlike conduct

(adj) white, blank

(of a surface) not written or printed on

blank pages; fill in the blank spaces; a clean page; wide white margins

(adj) fair

(of a manuscript) having few alterations or corrections

fair copy; a clean manuscript

(adj) clean-living

morally pure

led a clean life

(adj) fresh

free from impurities

clean water; fresh air

(adj) unclouded, clear, light

(of sound or color) free from anything that dulls or dims

efforts to obtain a clean bass in orchestral recordings; clear laughter like a waterfall; clear reds and blues; a light lilting voice like a silver bell

(adj) clear

free of restrictions or qualifications

a clean bill of health; a clear winner

(adj) uninfected

free from sepsis or infection

a clean (or uninfected) wound

(adv) plum, plumb

completely; used as intensifiers

clean forgot the appointment; I'm plumb (or plum) tuckered out

(adv) fair, fairly

in conformity with the rules or laws and without fraud or cheating

they played fairly

(noun) clean and jerk

a weightlift in which the barbell is lifted to shoulder height and then jerked overhead

(verb) cleanse

clean one's body or parts thereof, as by washing

clean up before you see your grandparents; clean your fingernails before dinner

(verb) pick

remove unwanted substances from, such as feathers or pits

Clean the turkey

(verb) scavenge

remove unwanted substances from

(verb) make clean

make clean by removing dirt, filth, or unwanted substances from

Clean the stove!; The dentist cleaned my teeth

(verb) houseclean, clean house

clean and tidy up the house

She housecleans every week

(verb) strip

remove all contents or possession from, or empty completely

The boys cleaned the sandwich platters; The trees were cleaned of apples by the storm