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Etymology

Old English clǣne, from Germanic. Cognate with German klein ‘small’.

Adjective

clean (comparative er, superlative {{{2}}})

Positive
clean

Comparative
er

Superlative
{{{2}}}

  1. Not dirty.
    Are these dishes clean?
  2. In a condition of having been cleaned.
    Your room is finally clean!
  3. In an unmarked condition.
    Put a clean sheet of paper into the printer.
  4. Pure, especially morally or religiously.
    Our kids can watch this movie because it is clean.
  5. Drug- and alcohol-free.
    I've been clean this time for eight months.
  6. Smooth, exact, and performed well.
    I’ll need a sharper knife to make clean cuts.
  7. Said of (criminal, driving..) records without restrictions or penalties, or someone having such a record.
    Unlike you, I’ve never caused any accidents — my record is still clean!
  8. (informal) Cool or neat.
    Damn, Shorty, those are some clean shoes ya got there!
  9. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Allowing an uninterrupted flow over surfaces, without protrusions such as racks or landing gear.
  10. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Being free of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).
    I want to make sure my fiancé is clean before we are married.
  11. (informal) Not in possession of weapons or contraband such as drugs.
    I’m clean officer. You can go ahead and search me if you want.

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Noun

Singular
clean

Plural
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clean ({{{1}}})
  1. (weightlifting) The first part of the event clean and jerk in which the weight is brought from the ground to the shoulders.

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Verb

Infinitive
to clean

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to clean (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) Remove dirt from a place or object.
    Can you clean the windows today?
  2. (transitive) Tidy up, make a place neat.
    Clean your room right now!
  3. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Remove equipment from a climbing route after it was previously lead climbed.
  4. (intransitive) Make things clean in general.
    She just likes to clean. That’s why I married her.
  5. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Brush the ice lightly in front of a moving rock to remove any debris and ensure a correct line; less vigorous than a sweep.

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Adverb

clean (comparative er, superlative {{{2}}})

Positive
clean

Comparative
er

Superlative
{{{2}}}

  1. Fully and completely.
    He was stabbed clean through.

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