Synonyms of clean


1. clean and jerk, clean, weightlift, weightlifting

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


1. clean, make clean, change, alter, modify

usage: make clean by removing dirt, filth, or unwanted substances from; "Clean the stove!"; "The dentist cleaned my teeth"

2. clean, pick, remove, take, take away, withdraw

usage: remove unwanted substances from, such as feathers or pits; "Clean the turkey"

3. houseclean, clean house, clean, tidy, tidy up, clean up, neaten, straighten, straighten out, square away

usage: clean and tidy up the house; "She housecleans every week"

4. cleanse, clean, groom, neaten

usage: clean one's body or parts thereof, as by washing; "clean up before you see your grandparents"; "clean your fingernails before dinner"

5. clean, be

usage: be cleanable; "This stove cleans easily"

6. clean, deprive, strip, divest

usage: deprive wholly of money in a gambling game, robbery, etc.; "The other players cleaned him completely"

7. clean, strip, remove, take, take away, withdraw

usage: remove all contents or possession from, or empty completely; "The boys cleaned the sandwich platters"; "The trees were cleaned of apples by the storm"

8. clean, remove, take, take away, withdraw

usage: remove while making clean; "Clean the spots off the rug"

9. scavenge, clean, remove, take, take away, withdraw

usage: remove unwanted substances from

10. clean, remove, take, take away, withdraw

usage: remove shells or husks from; "clean grain before milling it"


1. clean (vs. dirty), cleanable, cleanly, dry-cleaned, fresh, unused, immaculate, speckless, spick-and-span, spic-and-span, spic, spick, spotless, pristine, scrubbed, unsoiled, unspotted, unstained, unsullied, washed, water-washed, antiseptic, tidy

usage: free from dirt or impurities; or having clean habits; "children with clean shining faces"; "clean white shirts"; "clean dishes"; "a spotlessly clean house"; "cats are clean animals"

2. clean, clear, unqualified (vs. qualified)

usage: free of restrictions or qualifications; "a clean bill of health"; "a clear winner"

3. clean, clear, light, unclouded, pure (vs. impure)

usage: (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"

4. clean, fresh, pure (vs. impure)

usage: free from impurities; "clean water"; "fresh air"

5. clean, perfect (vs. imperfect)

usage: (of a record) having no marks of discredit or offense; "a clean voting record"; "a clean driver's license"

6. clean (vs. unclean), halal, kosher, cosher, clean, pure

usage: ritually clean or pure

7. clean (vs. dirty), uncontaminating

usage: not spreading pollution or contamination; especially radioactive contamination; "a clean fuel"; "cleaner and more efficient engines"; "the tactical bomb is reasonably clean"

8. clean (vs. dirty), unobjectionable, antiseptic, decent

usage: (of behavior or especially language) free from objectionable elements; fit for all observers; "good clean fun"; "a clean joke"

9. uninfected, clean, antiseptic (vs. septic)

usage: free from sepsis or infection; "a clean (or uninfected) wound"

10. clean, clean-living, moral (vs. immoral)

usage: morally pure; "led a clean life"

11. clean, fair, legible (vs. illegible)

usage: (of a manuscript) having few alterations or corrections; "fair copy"; "a clean manuscript"

12. blank, clean, white, empty (vs. full)

usage: (of a surface) not written or printed on; "blank pages"; "fill in the blank spaces"; "a clean page"; "wide white margins"

13. clean, sporting, sporty, sportsmanlike, fair (vs. unfair), just

usage: exhibiting or calling for sportsmanship or fair play; "a clean fight"; "a sporting solution of the disagreement"; "sportsmanlike conduct"

14. clean, easy (vs. difficult)

usage: without difficulties or problems; "a clean test flight"

15. clean, complete (vs. incomplete)

usage: thorough and without qualification; "a clean getaway"; "a clean sweep"; "a clean break"

16. clean, unarmed (vs. armed)

usage: not carrying concealed weapons

17. clean, neat, adroit (vs. maladroit)

usage: 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"

18. clean, unaddicted (vs. addicted)

usage: free of drugs; "after a long dependency on heroin she has been clean for 4 years"


1. clean, plumb, plum

usage: completely; used as intensifiers; "clean forgot the appointment"; "I'm plumb (or plum) tuckered out"

2. fairly, fair, clean

usage: in conformity with the rules or laws and without fraud or cheating; "they played fairly"

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Definition and meaning of clean (Dictionary)