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Clean vs. Dirty

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  • Clean (adjective)

    Free of dirt or impurities or protruberances.

  • Clean (adjective)

    Not dirty.

    "Are these dishes clean?"

    "Your room is finally clean!"

  • Clean (adjective)

    In an unmarked condition.

    "Put a clean sheet of paper into the printer."

  • Clean (adjective)

    Allowing an uninterrupted flow over surfaces, without protrusions such as racks or landing gear.

  • Clean (adjective)

    Empty.

    "The cargo hold is clean."

    "Mister, I want to see a clean dinner plate or there'll be no dessert for you."

  • Clean (adjective)

    Free of immorality or criminality.

  • Clean (adjective)

    Having relatively few impurities.

    "clean steel"

  • Clean (adjective)

    Pure, especially morally or religiously.

    "Our kids can watch this movie because it is clean."

  • Clean (adjective)

    Not having used drugs or alcohol.

    "I've been clean this time for eight months."

  • Clean (adjective)

    Without restrictions or penalties, or someone having such a record.

    "Unlike you, I’ve never caused any accidents — my record is still clean!"

  • Clean (adjective)

    Not in possession of weapons or contraband such as drugs.

    "I’m clean, officer. You can go ahead and search me if you want."

  • Clean (adjective)

    Smooth, exact, and performed well.

    "I’ll need a sharper knife to make clean cuts."

    "a clean leap over a fence"

  • Clean (adjective)

    Total; utter.

  • Clean (adjective)

    Cool or neat.

    "Wow, Dude, those are some clean shoes ya got there!"

  • Clean (adjective)

    Being free of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).

    "I want to make sure my fiancé is clean before we are married."

  • Clean (adjective)

    That does not damage the environment.

    "clean energy;"

    "clean coal"

  • Clean (adjective)

    Free from that which is useless or injurious; without defects.

    "clean land;"

    "clean timber"

  • Clean (adjective)

    Free from restraint or neglect; complete; entire.

  • Clean (adjective)

    Well-proportioned; shapely.

    "clean limbs"

  • Clean (adjective)

    Ascended without falling.

  • Clean (noun)

    Removal of dirt.

    "This place needs a clean."

  • Clean (noun)

    The first part of the event clean and jerk in which the weight is brought from the ground to the shoulders.

  • Clean (verb)

    To remove dirt from a place or object.

    "Can you clean the windows today?"

  • Clean (verb)

    To tidy up, make a place neat.

    "Clean your room right now!"

  • Clean (verb)

    To remove equipment from a climbing route after it was previously lead climbed.

  • Clean (verb)

    To make things clean in general.

    "She just likes to clean. That’s why I married her."

  • Clean (verb)

    To remove unnecessary files, etc. from (a directory, etc.).

  • Clean (verb)

    To brush the ice lightly in front of a moving rock to remove any debris and ensure a correct line; less vigorous than a sweep.

  • Clean (verb)

    To purge a raw of any blemishes caused by the scanning process such as brown tinting and poor color contrast.

  • Clean (verb)

    To remove guts and/or scales of a butchered animal.

  • Clean (adverb)

    Fully and completely.

    "He was stabbed clean through."

    "You must be clean mad."

  • Dirty (adjective)

    Unclean; covered with or containing unpleasant substances such as dirt or grime.

    "Despite a walk in the rain, my shoes weren't too dirty."

  • Dirty (adjective)

    That makes one unclean; corrupting, infecting.

    "Don't put that in your mouth, dear. It's dirty."

  • Dirty (adjective)

    Morally unclean; obscene or indecent, especially sexually.

    "At the reception, Uncle Nick got drunk and told dirty jokes to the bridesmaids."

  • Dirty (adjective)

    Dishonourable; violating accepted standards or rules.

    "He might have scored, but it was a dirty trick that won him the penalty."

  • Dirty (adjective)

    Corrupt, illegal, or improper.

    "I won't accept your dirty money!"

  • Dirty (adjective)

    Out of tune.

    "You need to tune that guitar: the G string sounds dirty."

  • Dirty (adjective)

    Of color, discolored by impurities.

    "The old flag was a dirty white."

  • Dirty (adjective)

    Containing data needing to be written back to memory or disk.

    "Occasionally it reads the sector into a dirty buffer, which means it needs to sync the dirty buffer first."

  • Dirty (adjective)

    Carrying illegal drugs among one's possessions or inside of one's bloodstream.

    "None of y'all get into my car if you're dirty."

  • Dirty (adjective)

    Used as an intensifier, especially in conjunction with "great".

    "He lives in a dirty great mansion."

  • Dirty (adjective)

    Sleety; gusty; stormy.

    "dirty weather"

  • Dirty (adverb)

    In a dirty manner.

    "to play dirty"

  • Dirty (verb)

    To make (something) dirty.

  • Dirty (verb)

    To stain or tarnish (somebody) with dishonor.

  • Dirty (verb)

    To debase by distorting the real nature of (something).

  • Dirty (verb)

    To become soiled.

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  • Clean (adjective)

    free from dirt, marks, or stains

    "keep the wound clean"

    "the room was spotlessly clean"

  • Clean (adjective)

    having been washed since last worn or used

    "a clean blouse"

  • Clean (adjective)

    (of paper) not yet marked by writing or drawing

    "he copied the advert on to a clean sheet of paper"

  • Clean (adjective)

    (of a person) attentive to personal hygiene

    "by nature he was clean and neat"

  • Clean (adjective)

    free from pollutants or unpleasant substances

    "we will create a cleaner, safer environment"

  • Clean (adjective)

    relating to a diet consisting of unprocessed, unrefined, and nutrient-rich food, typically eaten as small meals throughout the day

    "I'm amazed at how much energy clean eating gives me"

    "you have to eat clean foods to change your physique"

  • Clean (adjective)

    free from or producing relatively little radioactive contamination.

  • Clean (adjective)

    (of timber) free from knots

    "the forester and the sawyer reject timber that is not straight and clean"

  • Clean (adjective)

    morally uncontaminated; pure; innocent

    "clean living"

  • Clean (adjective)

    not sexually offensive or obscene

    "it's all good clean fun"

  • Clean (adjective)

    showing or having no record of offences or crimes

    "a clean driving licence is essential for the job"

  • Clean (adjective)

    played or done according to the rules

    "we are not completely sure that the elections will be clean and fair"

  • Clean (adjective)

    not possessing or containing anything illegal, especially drugs or stolen goods

    "I searched him and his luggage, and he was clean"

  • Clean (adjective)

    (of a person) not taking or having taken drugs or alcohol

    "I had been here for only a fortnight and clean for three weeks"

  • Clean (adjective)

    free from ceremonial defilement, according to Mosaic Law or other religious codes.

  • Clean (adjective)

    free from irregularities; having a smooth edge or surface

    "a clean fracture of the leg"

  • Clean (adjective)

    having a simple, well-defined, and pleasing shape

    "the clean lines and pared-down planes of modernism"

  • Clean (adjective)

    (of an action) smoothly and skilfully done

    "he took a clean catch"

  • Clean (adjective)

    (of a taste, sound, or smell) giving a clear and distinctive impression to the senses; sharp and fresh

    "clean, fresh, natural flavours"

  • Clean (adverb)

    so as to be free from dirt, marks, or unwanted matter

    "the room had been washed clean"

  • Clean (adverb)

    in a way that involves the consumption of unprocessed, unrefined, and nutrient-rich food

    "plain oatmeal is a staple for anyone who's eating clean"

  • Clean (adverb)

    used to emphasize the completeness of a reported action, condition, or experience

    "he was knocked clean off his feet"

    "I clean forgot her birthday"

  • Clean (verb)

    make clean; remove dirt, marks, or stains from

    "clean your teeth properly after meals"

    "I cleaned up my room"

  • Clean (verb)

    remove the innards of (fish or poultry) prior to cooking

    "there are a variety of ways to cook the herring, but it must first be gutted and cleaned"

  • Clean (noun)

    an act of cleaning something

    "he gave the room a clean"

  • Dirty (adjective)

    covered or marked with an unclean substance

    "a tray of dirty cups and saucers"

    "her boots were dirty"

  • Dirty (adjective)

    causing a person or place to become unclean

    "farming is a hard, dirty job"

  • Dirty (adjective)

    (of a nuclear weapon) producing considerable radioactive fallout.

  • Dirty (adjective)

    (of an activity) dishonest; dishonourable

    "he had a reputation for dirty dealing"

  • Dirty (adjective)

    using illegal drugs.

  • Dirty (adjective)

    used to emphasize one's disgust for someone or something

    "you dirty rat!"

  • Dirty (adjective)

    concerned with sex in a lewd or obscene way

    "he told a stream of dirty jokes"

  • Dirty (adjective)

    (of weather) rough, stormy, and unpleasant.

  • Dirty (adjective)

    (of a colour) not bright or pure; dull

    "the sea was a waste of dirty grey"

  • Dirty (adjective)

    (of popular music) having a distorted or rasping tone

    "Nirvana's dirty guitar sound"

  • Dirty (adverb)

    used for emphasis

    "a dirty great slab of stone"

  • Dirty (verb)

    make dirty

    "she didn't like him dirtying her nice clean towels"

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  • Clean (adjective)

    Free from dirt or filth; as, clean clothes.

  • Clean (adjective)

    Free from that which is useless or injurious; without defects; as, clean land; clean timber.

  • Clean (adjective)

    Free from awkwardness; not bungling; adroit; dexterous; as, a clean trick; a clean leap over a fence.

  • Clean (adjective)

    Free from errors and vulgarisms; as, a clean style.

  • Clean (adjective)

    Free from restraint or neglect; complete; entire.

  • Clean (adjective)

    Free from moral defilement; sinless; pure.

  • Clean (adjective)

    Free from ceremonial defilement.

  • Clean (adjective)

    Free from that which is corrupting to the morals; pure in tone; healthy.

  • Clean (adjective)

    Well-proportioned; shapely; as, clean limbs.

  • Clean (adverb)

    Without limitation or remainder; quite; perfectly; wholly; entirely.

  • Clean (adverb)

    Without miscarriage; not bunglingly; dexterously.

  • Clean

    To render clean; to free from whatever is foul, offensive, or extraneous; to purify; to cleanse.

  • Dirty (adjective)

    Defiled with dirt; foul; nasty; filthy; not clean or pure; serving to defile; as, dirty hands; dirty water; a dirty white.

  • Dirty (adjective)

    Sullied; clouded; - applied to color.

  • Dirty (adjective)

    Sordid; base; groveling; as, a dirty fellow.

  • Dirty (adjective)

    Sleety; gusty; stormy; as, dirty weather.

  • Dirty

    To foul; to make filthy; to soil; as, to dirty the clothes or hands.

  • Dirty

    To tarnish; to sully; to scandalize; - said of reputation, character, etc.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Clean (noun)

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

  • Clean (verb)

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

    "Clean the stove!"

    "The dentist cleaned my teeth"

  • Clean (verb)

    remove unwanted substances from, such as feathers or pits;

    "Clean the turkey"

  • Clean (verb)

    clean and tidy up the house;

    "She housecleans every week"

  • Clean (verb)

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

    "clean up before you see your grandparents"

    "clean your fingernails before dinner"

  • Clean (verb)

    be cleanable;

    "This stove cleans easily"

  • Clean (verb)

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

    "The other players cleaned him completely"

  • Clean (verb)

    remove all contents or possession from, or empty completely;

    "The boys cleaned the sandwich platters"

    "The trees were cleaned of apples by the storm"

  • Clean (verb)

    remove while making clean;

    "Clean the spots off the rug"

  • Clean (verb)

    remove unwanted substances from

  • Clean (verb)

    remove shells or husks from;

    "clean grain before milling it"

  • Clean (adjective)

    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"

  • Clean (adjective)

    free of restrictions or qualifications;

    "a clean bill of health"

    "a clear winner"

  • Clean (adjective)

    (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"

  • Clean (adjective)

    free from impurities;

    "clean water"

    "fresh air"

  • Clean (adjective)

    without difficulties or problems;

    "a clean test flight"

  • Clean (adjective)

    ritually clean or pure

  • Clean (adjective)

    not spreading pollution or contamination; especially radioactive contamination;

    "a clean fuel"

    "cleaner and more efficient engines"

    "the tactical bomb is reasonably clean"

  • Clean (adjective)

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

    "good clean fun"

    "a clean joke"

  • Clean (adjective)

    free from sepsis or infection;

    "a clean (or uninfected) wound"

  • Clean (adjective)

    morally pure;

    "led a clean life"

  • Clean (adjective)

    (of a manuscript) having few alterations or corrections;

    "fair copy"

    "a clean manuscript"

  • Clean (adjective)

    of a surface; not written or printed on;

    "blank pages"

    "fill in the blank spaces"

    "a clean page"

    "wide white margins"

  • Clean (adjective)

    marked by or calling for sportsmanship or fair play;

    "a clean fight"

    "a sporting solution of the disagreement"

    "sportsmanlike conduct"

  • Clean (adjective)

    thorough and without qualification;

    "a clean getaway"

    "a clean sweep"

    "a clean break"

  • Clean (adjective)

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

    "a clean voting recor"

    "a clean driver's license"

  • Clean (adjective)

    not carrying concealed weapons

  • Clean (adjective)

    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"

  • Clean (adjective)

    free of drugs;

    "after a long dependency on heroin she has been clean for 4 years"

  • Clean (adverb)

    completely; used as intensifiers;

    "clean forgot the appointment"

    "I'm plumb (or plum) tuckered out"

  • Clean (adverb)

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

    "they played fairly"

  • Dirty (verb)

    make soiled, filthy, or dirty;

    "don't soil your clothes when you play outside!"

  • Dirty (adjective)

    soiled or likely to soil with dirt or grime;

    "dirty unswept sidewalks"

    "a child in dirty overalls"

    "dirty slums"

    "piles of dirty dishes"

    "put his dirty feet on the clean sheet"

    "wore an unclean shirt"

    "mining is a dirty job"

    "Cinderella did the dirty work while her sisters preened themselves"

  • Dirty (adjective)

    (of behavior or especially language) characterized by obscenity or indecency;

    "dirty words"

    "a dirty old man"

    "dirty books and movies"

    "boys telling dirty jokes"

    "has a dirty mouth"

  • Dirty (adjective)

    vile; despicable;

    "a dirty (or lousy) trick"

    "a filthy traitor"

  • Dirty (adjective)

    spreading pollution or contamination; especially radioactive contamination;

    "the air near the foundry was always dirty"

    "the air near the foundry was always dirty"

    "a dirty bomb releases enormous amounts of long-lived radioactive fallout"

  • Dirty (adjective)

    contaminated with infecting organisms;

    "dirty wounds"

    "obliged to go into infected rooms"

  • Dirty (adjective)

    (of color) discolored by impurities; not bright and clear;

    "dirty"

    "a dirty (or dingy) white"

    "the muddied gray of the sea"

    "muddy colors"

    "dirty-green walls"

    "dirty-blonde hair"

  • Dirty (adjective)

    (of a manuscript) defaced with changes;

    "foul (or dirty) copy"

  • Dirty (adjective)

    obtained illegally or by improper means;

    "dirty money"

    "ill-gotten gains"

  • Dirty (adjective)

    expressing or revealing hostility or dislike;

    "dirty looks"

  • Dirty (adjective)

    violating accepted standards or rules;

    "a dirty fighter"

    "used foul means to gain power"

    "a nasty unsporting serve"

    "fined for unsportsmanlike behavior"

  • Dirty (adjective)

    unethical or dishonest;

    "dirty police officers"

    "a sordid political campaign"

  • Dirty (adjective)

    unpleasantly stormy;

    "there's dirty weather in the offing"

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