cleanness


cleanness
clean ADJECTIVE 1) free from dirt, pollutants, or harmful substances. 2) morally pure: clean living. 3) not obscene. 4) attentive to personal hygiene. 5) showing or having no record of offences or crimes: a clean driving licence. 6) played or done according to the rules: a good clean fight. 7) free from irregularities; smooth: a clean fracture. 8) (of an action) smoothly and skilfully done.
ADVERB 1) so as to be free from dirt. 2) informal completely.
VERB 1) make clean. 2) (clean out) informal use up or take (all someone's money or resources). 3) (clean out) steal the entire contents of (a place). 4) (clean up) informal make a substantial gain or profit.
NOUN chiefly Brit. an act of cleaning.
a clean sheet (or slate) — Cf. ↑a clean slate
come clean — Cf. ↑come clean
keep one's hands clean — Cf. ↑keep one's hands clean
make a clean breast of it — Cf. ↑make a clean breast of it
make a clean sweep — Cf. ↑make a clean sweep
DERIVATIVES cleanable adjective cleanness noun .
ORIGIN Old English.

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