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. [1913 Webster]

{To clean out}, to exhaust; to empty; to get away from (one) all his money. [Colloq.] --De Quincey. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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