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Noun: cleaner  klee-nu(r)
  1. A preparation used in cleaning something
    - cleansing agent, cleanser
     
  2. The operator of dry-cleaning establishment
    - dry cleaner
     
  3. Someone whose occupation is cleaning
Adjective: clean (cleaner,cleanest)  kleen
  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"
     
  2. Free from restrictions or qualifications
    "a clean bill of health";
    - clear
     
  3. (of sound or colour) free from anything that dulls or dims
    "efforts to obtain a clean bass in orchestral recordings";
    - clear, light, unclouded
     
  4. Free from impurities
    "clean water";
    - fresh
     
  5. (of a record) having no marks of discredit or offence
    "a clean voting record"; "a clean driver's licence"
     
  6. (religion) ritually clean or pure
     
  7. Not spreading pollution or contamination; especially radioactive contamination
    "a clean fuel"; "cleaner and more efficient engines"; "the tactical bomb is reasonably clean";
    - uncontaminating
     
  8. (of behaviour or especially language) free from objectionable elements; fit for all observers
    "a clean joke"; "good clean fun";
    - unobjectionable
     
  9. Free from sepsis or infection
    "a clean wound";
    - uninfected
     
  10. Morally pure
    "led a clean life";
    - clean-living
     
  11. (of a manuscript) having few alterations or corrections
    "a clean manuscript";
    - fair
     
  12. (of a surface) not written or printed on
    "a clean page";
    - blank, white
     
  13. Exhibiting or calling for sportsmanship or fair play
    "a clean fight";
    - sporting, sporty, sportsmanlike
     
  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";
    - neat
     
  18. Free of drugs
    "after a long dependency on heroin she has been clean for 4 years"

Derived forms: cleaners

See also: adroit, antiseptic, cleanable, cleanly [archaic], cleanness, complete, decent, dry-cleaned, easy, empty, fair, fresh, halal, immaculate, intemerate, just, kosher, legible, moral, perfect, pristine, pure, scrubbed, speckless, spic, spic-and-span, spick, spick-and-span, spotless, tidy, unaddicted, unarmed, unqualified, unsoiled, unspotted, unstained, unsullied, unused, washed, water-washed

Type of: formulation, jack, laborer [US], labourer [Brit, Cdn], manual laborer [US], manual labourer [Brit, Cdn], market keeper, preparation, shopkeeper, storekeeper [N. Amer], tradesman

Antonym: dirty, unclean

Encyclopedia: Cleaner, Lubricant, Preservative

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