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Clean vs. Pure

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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."

  • Pure (adjective)

    Free of flaws or imperfections; unsullied.

  • Pure (adjective)

    Free of foreign material or pollutants.

  • Pure (adjective)

    Free of qualities; clean.

  • Pure (adjective)

    Mere; that and that only.

    "That idea is pure madness!"

  • Pure (adjective)

    Done for its own sake instead of serving another branch of science.

  • Pure (adjective)

    Of a single, simple sound or tone; said of some vowels and the unaspirated consonants.

  • Pure (adjective)

    Without harmonics or overtones; not harsh or discordant.

  • Pure (adverb)

    to a great extent or degree; extremely; exceedingly.

    "You’re pure busy."

  • Pure (noun)

    Feces, especially dog feces gathered in pre-20th-century England for use in the tanning of leather.

  • Pure (noun)

    alternative form of puer

  • Pure (verb)

    to hit (the ball) completely cleanly and accurately

    "Tiger Woods pured his first drive straight down the middle of the fairway."

Wiktionary
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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.

  • Pure (adjective)

    Separate from all heterogeneous or extraneous matter; free from mixture or combination; clean; mere; simple; unmixed; as, pure water; pure clay; pure air; pure compassion.

  • Pure (adjective)

    Free from moral defilement or quilt; hence, innocent; guileless; chaste; - applied to persons.

  • Pure (adjective)

    Free from that which harms, vitiates, weakens, or pollutes; genuine; real; perfect; - applied to things and actions.

  • Pure (adjective)

    Ritually clean; fitted for holy services.

  • Pure (adjective)

    Of a single, simple sound or tone; - said of some vowels and the unaspirated consonants.

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"

  • Pure (adjective)

    free of extraneous elements of any kind;

    "pure air and water"

    "pure gold"

    "pure primary colors"

    "the violin's pure and lovely song"

    "pure tones"

  • Pure (adjective)

    without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers;

    "an arrant fool"

    "a complete coward"

    "a consummate fool"

    "a double-dyed villain"

    "gross negligence"

    "a perfect idiot"

    "pure folly"

    "what a sodding mess"

    "stark staring mad"

    "a thoroughgoing villain"

    "utter nonsense"

  • Pure (adjective)

    concerned with theory and data rather than practice; opposed to applied;

    "pure science"

  • Pure (adjective)

    (of color) being chromatically pure; not diluted with white or gray or black

  • Pure (adjective)

    free from discordant qualities

  • Pure (adjective)

    used of persons or behaviors; having no faults; sinless;

    "I felt pure and sweet as a new baby"

    "pure as the driven snow"

  • Pure (adjective)

    in a state of sexual virginity;

    "pure and vestal modesty"

    "a spinster or virgin lady"

    "men have decreed that their women must be pure and virginal"

  • Pure (adjective)

    not mixed;

    "pure oxygen"

Princeton's WordNet

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