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Synonyms for clean

Synonyms for clean

free from dirt, stain, or impurities

without imperfections or blemishes, as a line or contour

well done or executed

not lewd or obscene

according to the rules

to make or keep (an area) clean and orderly

to make neat and trim; make presentable

to make or become clear by the removal of impurities

clean out: to remove the contents of

clean out: to reduce to financial insolvency

clean up: to make a large profit

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

remove unwanted substances from, such as feathers or pits

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

be cleanable

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deprive wholly of money in a gambling game, robbery, etc.

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remove all contents or possession from, or empty completely

remove while making clean

remove unwanted substances from

remove shells or husks from

free from dirt or impurities

free of restrictions or qualifications

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

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free from impurities

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(of a record) having no marks of discredit or offense

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ritually clean or pure

not spreading pollution or contamination

(of behavior or especially language) free from objectionable elements

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free from sepsis or infection

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morally pure

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(of a manuscript) having few alterations or corrections

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(of a surface) not written or printed on

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exhibiting or calling for sportsmanship or fair play

without difficulties or problems

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thorough and without qualification

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not carrying concealed weapons

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free from clumsiness

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free of drugs

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

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What political gain would Mr Blair, a politician with a fear of unpopularity, reap from coming clean about his true feelings?
To its credit, DEP is coming clean, confessing to the errors and vowing to make things right.
WASHINGTON -- On May 22, 2012, Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families a coalition led by the staff of Coming Clean, a nonprofit corporation, held an event in Washington D.
NatWest has taken out an ad basically admitting it used to hide the best offers online, almost praising itself for finally coming clean.
Dan and Ali struggle to control their guilt but Ali's adamant they're not coming clean.
News: Page 2&3 Coming clean A REVOLUTIONARY new concept in the battle to help banish dangerous germs such as MRSA and E-coli from homes and hospitals is being pioneered on Teesside.
Coming clean about a heroin habit convinced a judge not to jail Tommy Gillespie.
Radmanovic initially lied about how he was hurt, claiming he slipped on an icy sidewalk while on a trip for coffee, before coming clean to coach Phil Jackson and general manager Mitch Kupchak.
But instead of coming clean, the ceiling fitter kept quiet, withdrew the lot in one go, and blew the cash on drinks, drugs and gambling, Newcastle Crown Court heard.
Now the magazine is coming clean with the website GreenerChoices.
My boyfriend almost caught us out twice, but when I suggest coming clean my new man says no because it'll ruin their friendship.
He's waited until the age of 60 before coming clean -which means he's got four decades of presumably disappointed women behind him.