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 for clean
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Clean \Clean\ (kl[=e]n), a. [Compar. Cleaner (kl[=e]n"[~e]r);
     superl. Cleanest.] [OE. clene, AS. cl[=ae]ne; akin to OHG.
     chleini pure, neat, graceful, small, G. klein small, and
     perh. to W. glan clean, pure, bright; all perh. from a
     primitive, meaning bright, shining. Cf. Glair.]
     1. Free from dirt or filth; as, clean clothes.
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     2. Free from that which is useless or injurious; without
        defects; as, clean land; clean timber.
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     3. Free from awkwardness; not bungling; adroit; dexterous;
        as, a clean trick; a clean leap over a fence.
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     4. Free from errors and vulgarisms; as, a clean style.
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     5. Free from restraint or neglect; complete; entire.
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              When ye reap the harvest of your land, thou shalt
              not make clean riddance of corners of thy field.
                                                    --Lev. xxiii.
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     6. Free from moral defilement; sinless; pure.
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              Create in me a clean heart, O God.    --Ps. li. 10
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              That I am whole, and clean, and meet for Heaven
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     7. (Script.) Free from ceremonial defilement.
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     8. Free from that which is corrupting to the morals; pure in
        tone; healthy. "Lothair is clean." --F. Harrison.
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     9. Well-proportioned; shapely; as, clean limbs.
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     A clean bill of health, a certificate from the proper
        authority that a ship is free from infection.
     Clean breach. See under Breach, n., 4.
     To make a clean breast. See under Breast.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Clean \Clean\, adv.
     1. Without limitation or remainder; quite; perfectly; wholly;
        entirely. "Domestic broils clean overblown." --Shak.
        "Clean contrary." --Milton.
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              All the people were passed clean over Jordan.
                                                    --Josh. iii.
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     2. Without miscarriage; not bunglingly; dexterously. [Obs.]
        "Pope came off clean with Homer." --Henley.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Clean \Clean\ (kl[=e]n), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Cleaned
     (kl[=e]nd); p. pr. & vb. n. Cleaning.] [See Clean, a.,
     and cf. Cleanse.]
     To render clean; to free from whatever is foul, offensive, or
     extraneous; to purify; to cleanse.
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     To clean out, to exhaust; to empty; to get away from (one)
        all his money. [Colloq.] --De Quincey.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adv 1: completely; used as intensifiers; "clean forgot the
             appointment"; "I'm plumb (or plum) tuckered out" [syn:
             clean, plumb, plum]
      2: in conformity with the rules or laws and without fraud or
         cheating; "they played fairly" [syn: fairly, fair,
         clean] [ant: below the belt, unfairly]
      adj 1: 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" [ant: dirty, soiled,
      2: free of restrictions or qualifications; "a clean bill of
         health"; "a clear winner" [syn: clean, clear]
      3: (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" [syn: clean,
         clear, light, unclouded]
      4: free from impurities; "clean water"; "fresh air" [syn:
         clean, fresh]
      5: (of a record) having no marks of discredit or offense; "a
         clean voting record"; "a clean driver's license"
      6: ritually clean or pure [ant: impure, unclean]
      7: not spreading pollution or contamination; especially
         radioactive contamination; "a clean fuel"; "cleaner and more
         efficient engines"; "the tactical bomb is reasonably clean"
         [syn: clean, uncontaminating] [ant: contaminating,
      8: (of behavior or especially language) free from objectionable
         elements; fit for all observers; "good clean fun"; "a clean
         joke" [syn: clean, unobjectionable] [ant: dirty]
      9: free from sepsis or infection; "a clean (or uninfected)
         wound" [syn: uninfected, clean]
      10: morally pure; "led a clean life" [syn: clean, clean-
      11: (of a manuscript) having few alterations or corrections;
          "fair copy"; "a clean manuscript" [syn: clean, fair]
      12: (of a surface) not written or printed on; "blank pages";
          "fill in the blank spaces"; "a clean page"; "wide white
          margins" [syn: blank, clean, white]
      13: exhibiting or calling for sportsmanship or fair play; "a
          clean fight"; "a sporting solution of the disagreement";
          "sportsmanlike conduct" [syn: clean, sporting, sporty,
      14: without difficulties or problems; "a clean test flight"
      15: thorough and without qualification; "a clean getaway"; "a
          clean sweep"; "a clean break"
      16: not carrying concealed weapons
      17: 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" [syn:
          clean, neat]
      18: free of drugs; "after a long dependency on heroin she has
          been clean for 4 years"
      n 1: a weightlift in which the barbell is lifted to shoulder
           height and then jerked overhead [syn: clean and jerk,
      v 1: make clean by removing dirt, filth, or unwanted substances
           from; "Clean the stove!"; "The dentist cleaned my teeth"
           [syn: clean, make clean] [ant: begrime, bemire,
           colly, dirty, grime, soil]
      2: remove unwanted substances from, such as feathers or pits;
         "Clean the turkey" [syn: clean, pick]
      3: clean and tidy up the house; "She housecleans every week"
         [syn: houseclean, clean house, clean]
      4: clean one's body or parts thereof, as by washing; "clean up
         before you see your grandparents"; "clean your fingernails
         before dinner" [syn: cleanse, clean]
      5: be cleanable; "This stove cleans easily"
      6: deprive wholly of money in a gambling game, robbery, etc.;
         "The other players cleaned him completely"
      7: remove all contents or possession from, or empty completely;
         "The boys cleaned the sandwich platters"; "The trees were
         cleaned of apples by the storm" [syn: clean, strip]
      8: remove while making clean; "Clean the spots off the rug"
      9: remove unwanted substances from [syn: scavenge, clean]
      10: remove shells or husks from; "clean grain before milling it"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  317 Moby Thesaurus words for "clean":
     Christian, Daedalian, absolute, absolutely, acknowledge, adept,
     admit, adroit, all-embracing, all-encompassing, all-out,
     all-pervading, altogether, antiseptic, apt, artistic,
     authoritative, bath, bathe, blameless, bleach, bleached, blotless,
     born, bowdlerize, bravura, bright, brighten, brilliant,
     broad-based, chaste, clarify, clean, clean out, clean up,
     clean-cut, cleanly, cleanse, cleansed, clear, clear out, clever,
     come clean, comely, completely, comprehensive, confess, congenital,
     consummate, coordinated, crack, crackerjack, creditable, cunning,
     cute, daedal, dainty, decent, decontaminate, decontaminated,
     deep-dyed, definite, deft, delouse, deplete, depurate, deterge,
     dexterous, dextrous, diplomatic, dirt-free, disinfect, disinfected,
     do, do up, downright, dry-clean, dust, dust off, dyed-in-the-wool,
     egregious, empty, entirely, erect, estimable, ethical, evacuate,
     even, excellent, exhaust, exhaustive, expert, expurgate, fair,
     fancy, fastidious, faultless, fresh, freshen, full of integrity,
     fully, furbish, good, goodish, graceful, guiltless, gut, handy,
     high-minded, high-principled, highly respectable, honest,
     honorable, immaculate, immaculately, impeccable, inculpable,
     ingenious, innocent, inoffensive, intensive, inviolate,
     irreproachable, irretrievably, irrevocably, just, kosher, launder,
     lave, law-abiding, law-loving, law-revering, lustrate, magisterial,
     manly, masterful, masterly, modest, mop, moral, neat, neaten,
     no mean, noble, nonpolluted, of cleanly habits, omnibus,
     omnipresent, order, out-and-out, outright, own up, perfect,
     perfectly, pervasive, plain, plumb, police, polish, politic,
     principled, professional, proficient, pure, pure in heart,
     purehearted, purely, purge, purified, purify, quick, quite,
     quite some, radical, ready, recondition, reform, regular, renew,
     renovate, reputable, resourceful, respectable, reveal, right,
     right-minded, righteous, ritually pure, sanitary, sanitize,
     scavenge, scour, scrub, scrubbed, sexually innocent, shapely,
     sheer, shining, shiny, simple, sing, skillful, slick, smooth,
     smut-free, smutless, snowy, some, sparkling, spill the beans,
     sponge, sportsmanlike, sportsmanly, spotless, spotlessly, spruce,
     stainless, stark, statesmanlike, steam-clean, sterile, sterling,
     straight, straighten out, straighten up, stylish, sweep, sweep out,
     sweeping, sweet, sweeten, tactful, tahar, taintless, the compleat,
     the complete, thorough, thoroughgoing, thoroughly,
     through-and-through, tidy, total, totally, trim, true-dealing,
     true-devoted, true-disposing, true-souled, true-spirited,
     truehearted, tubbed, ubiquitous, unadulterated, unarmed,
     unbesmirched, unblemished, unblotted, unclutter, uncomplicated,
     unconditional, uncontaminated, uncorrupt, uncorrupted, undefiled,
     unimpeachable, uninfected, universal, unmitigated, unmixed,
     unmuddied, unpolluted, unqualified, unrelievedly, unreserved,
     unrestricted, unsmirched, unsmudged, unsoiled, unspoiled,
     unspotted, unstained, unsullied, untainted, untarnished, upright,
     uprighteous, upstanding, utter, utterly, vacuum, veritable,
     virtuoso, virtuous, wash, wash up, weaponless, well-done,
     well-favored, well-formed, well-made, well-proportioned,
     well-scrubbed, well-shaped, well-washed, white, whiten, whitened,
     wholesale, wholesome, wholly, wipe, wipe off, wipe out, wipe up,
     workmanlike, worthy, yeomanly

From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

      1. adj. Used of hardware or software designs, implies ?elegance in the
      small?, that is, a design or implementation that may not hold any surprises
      but does things in a way that is reasonably intuitive and relatively easy
      to comprehend from the outside. The antonym is ?grungy? or crufty.
      2. v. To remove unneeded or undesired files in a effort to reduce clutter:
      ?I'm cleaning up my account.? ?I cleaned up the garbage and now have 100
      Meg free on that partition.?

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

      A lazy higher-order purely functional
     language from the University of Nijmegen.  Clean was
     originally a subset of Lean, designed to be an experimental
     intermediate language and used to study the graph
     rewriting model.  To help focus on the essential
     implementation issues it deliberately lacked all syntactic
     sugar, even infix expressions or complex lists,
     As it was used more and more to construct all kinds of
     applications it was eventually turned into a general purpose
     functional programming language, first released in May 1995.
     The new language is strongly typed (Milner/Mycroft type
     system), provides modules and functional I/O (including a
     WIMP interface), and supports parallel processing and
     distributed processing on loosely coupled parallel
     architectures.  Parallel execution was originally based on the
     PABC abstract machine.
     It is one of the fastest implementations of functional
     languages available, partly aided by programmer annotations
     to influence evaluation order.
     Although the two variants of Clean are rather different, the
     name Clean can be used to denote either of them.  To
     distinguish, the old version can be referred to as Clean 0.8,
     and the new as Clean 1.0 or Concurrent Clean.
     The current release of Clean (1.0) includes a compiler,
     producing code for the ABC abstract machine, a code
     generator, compiling the ABC code into either object-code
     or assembly language (depending on the platform), I/O
     libraries, a development environment (not all platforms),
     and documentation.  It is supported (or will soon be
     supported) under Mac OS, Linux, OS/2, Windows 95,
     SunOS, and Solaris.
     http://cs.kun.nl/~clean/)">(http://cs.kun.nl/~clean/).  E-mail:
     .  Mailing list: .
     ["Clean - A Language for Functional Graph Rewriting", T. Brus
     et al, IR 95, U Nijmegen, Feb 1987].
     ["Concurrent Clean", M.C. van Eekelen et al, TR 89-18, U
     Nijmegen, Netherlands, 1989].
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From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

     1. Used of hardware or software designs, implies "elegance in
     the small", that is, a design or implementation that may not
     hold any surprises but does things in a way that is reasonably
     intuitive and relatively easy to comprehend from the outside.
     The antonym is "grungy" or crufty.
     2. To remove unneeded or undesired files in a effort to reduce
     clutter: "I'm cleaning up my account."  "I cleaned up the
     garbage and now have 100 Meg free on that partition."
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From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

     The various forms of uncleanness according to the Mosaic law are
     enumerated in Lev. 11-15; Num. 19. The division of animals into
     clean and unclean was probably founded on the practice of
     sacrifice. It existed before the Flood (Gen. 7:2). The
     regulations regarding such animals are recorded in Lev. 11 and
     Deut. 14:1-21.
       The Hebrews were prohibited from using as food certain animal
     substances, such as (1) blood; (2) the fat covering the
     intestines, termed the caul; (3) the fat on the intestines,
     called the mesentery; (4) the fat of the kidneys; and (5) the
     fat tail of certain sheep (Ex. 29:13, 22; Lev. 3:4-9; 9:19;
     17:10; 19:26).
       The chief design of these regulations seems to have been to
     establish a system of regimen which would distinguish the Jews
     from all other nations. Regarding the design and the abolition
     of these regulations the reader will find all the details in
     Lev. 20:24-26; Acts 10:9-16; 11:1-10; Heb. 9:9-14.

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