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sporting

  • adjective satellite exhibiting or calling for sportsmanship or fair play
    sporty; clean; sportsmanlike.
    • a clean fight
    • a sporting solution of the disagreement
    • sportsmanlike conduct
  • verb wear or display in an ostentatious or proud manner
    sport; feature; boast.
    • she was sporting a new hat

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nonsuch

  • noun model of excellence or perfection of a kind; one having no equal
    nonesuch; paragon; apotheosis; ideal; saint; nonpareil.

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beatific

  • adjective satellite experiencing or bestowing celestial joy
    • beatific peace
  • adjective satellite marked by utter benignity; resembling or befitting an angel or saint
    saintly; angelic; sainted; saintlike; angelical.
    • angelic beneficence
    • a beatific smile
    • a saintly concern for his fellow men
    • my sainted mother

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purgation

  • noun purging the body by the use of a cathartic to stimulate evacuation of the bowels
    catharsis; katharsis.
  • noun a ceremonial cleansing from defilement or uncleanness by the performance of appropriate rites
    purification.

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undefiled

  • adjective satellite free from stain or blemish
    immaculate.
  • adjective satellite (of language) not having its purity or excellence debased
    uncorrupted.
    • uncorrupted English
    • learn to speak pure English undefiled"- Van Wyck Brooks

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loveable

  • adjective having characteristics that attract love or affection
    lovable.
    • a mischievous but lovable child

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divinity

  • noun any supernatural being worshipped as controlling some part of the world or some aspect of life or who is the personification of a force
    god; deity; immortal.
  • noun the quality of being divine
    • ancient Egyptians believed in the divinity of the Pharaohs

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theologian

  • noun someone who is learned in theology or who speculates about theology
    theologizer; theologiser; theologist.

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homiletical

  • adjective of the nature of a homily or sermon
    homiletic.
  • adjective of or relating to homiletics
    homiletic.
    • homiletic speech

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innocent

  • noun a person who lacks knowledge of evil
    inexperienced person.
  • adjective free from evil or guilt
    clean-handed; guiltless.
    • an innocent child
    • the principle that one is innocent until proved guilty

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liturgics

  • noun the study of liturgies
    liturgiology.

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virtuous

  • adjective morally excellent
  • adjective satellite in a state of sexual virginity
    virginal; virgin; vestal; pure.
    • pure and vestal modesty
    • a spinster or virgin lady
    • men have decreed that their women must be pure and virginal

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good

  • noun benefit
    • for your own good
    • what's the good of worrying?
  • noun moral excellence or admirableness
    goodness.
    • there is much good to be found in people

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homiletics

  • noun the branch of theology that deals with sermons and homilies
  • noun the art of preaching

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angelology

  • noun the branch of theology that is concerned with angels

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hermeneutics

  • noun the branch of theology that deals with principles of exegesis

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spiritualise

  • verb give a spiritual meaning to; read in a spiritual sense
    spiritualize.
  • verb purify from the corrupting influences of the world
    spiritualize.
    • During his stay at the ashram he was spiritualized

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sinlessness

  • noun the state of being unsullied by sin or moral wrong; lacking a knowledge of evil
    whiteness; purity; innocence; pureness.

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virginal

  • noun a legless rectangular harpsichord; played (usually by women) in the 16th and 17th centuries
    pair of virginals.
  • adjective characteristic of a virgin or virginity
    • virginal white dresses

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vestal

  • noun a chaste woman
  • adjective of or relating to Vesta
    • vestal virgin

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holy_person

  • noun person of exceptional holiness
    angel; saint; holy man.

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sportsmanlike

  • adjective satellite exhibiting or calling for sportsmanship or fair play
    sporting; sporty; clean.
    • a clean fight
    • a sporting solution of the disagreement
    • sportsmanlike conduct

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eschatological

  • adjective of or relating to or dealing with or regarding the ultimate destiny of mankind and the world

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apotheosis

  • noun model of excellence or perfection of a kind; one having no equal
    nonesuch; nonsuch; paragon; ideal; saint; nonpareil.
  • noun the elevation of a person (as to the status of a god)
    exaltation; deification.

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pass

  • noun (baseball) an advance to first base by a batter who receives four balls
    base on balls; walk.
    • he worked the pitcher for a base on balls
  • noun (military) a written leave of absence
    • he had a pass for three days

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angelical

  • adjective of or relating to angels
    angelic.
    • angelic messenger
  • adjective satellite having a sweet nature befitting an angel or cherub
    cherubic; seraphic; angelic; sweet.
    • an angelic smile
    • a cherubic face
    • looking so seraphic when he slept
    • a sweet disposition

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living

  • noun the experience of being alive; the course of human events and activities
    life.
    • he could no longer cope with the complexities of life
  • noun people who are still living
    • save your pity for the living

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cherubic

  • adjective satellite having a sweet nature befitting an angel or cherub
    seraphic; angelic; angelical; sweet.
    • an angelic smile
    • a cherubic face
    • looking so seraphic when he slept
    • a sweet disposition

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theodicy

  • noun the branch of theology that defends God's goodness and justice in the face of the existence of evil

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whiteness

  • noun the quality or state of the achromatic color of greatest lightness (bearing the least resemblance to black)
    white.
  • noun the state of being unsullied by sin or moral wrong; lacking a knowledge of evil
    sinlessness; purity; innocence; pureness.

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innocence

  • noun the quality of innocent naivete
    naturalness; artlessness; ingenuousness.
  • noun the state of being unsullied by sin or moral wrong; lacking a knowledge of evil
    whiteness; sinlessness; purity; pureness.

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psychotherapeutic

  • adjective of or relating to or practicing psychotherapy
    • psychotherapeutic sessions
  • adjective satellite emotionally purging
    cathartic.

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cathartic

  • noun a purging medicine; stimulates evacuation of the bowels
    aperient; purgative; physic.
  • adjective satellite emotionally purging
    psychotherapeutic.

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futurist

  • noun a theologian who believes that the Scripture prophecies of the Apocalypse (the Book of Revelation) will be fulfilled in the future
  • noun someone who predicts the future
    fantast.

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saintlike

  • adjective satellite marked by utter benignity; resembling or befitting an angel or saint
    saintly; angelic; sainted; beatific; angelical.
    • angelic beneficence
    • a beatific smile
    • a saintly concern for his fellow men
    • my sainted mother

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chaste

  • adjective morally pure (especially not having experienced sexual intercourse)
    • a holy woman innocent and chaste
  • adjective satellite pure and simple in design or style
    • a chaste border of conventionalized flowers

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angelic

  • adjective satellite marked by utter benignity; resembling or befitting an angel or saint
    saintly; sainted; beatific; saintlike; angelical.
    • angelic beneficence
    • a beatific smile
    • a saintly concern for his fellow men
    • my sainted mother
  • adjective of or relating to angels
    angelical.
    • angelic messenger

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sweet

  • noun a dish served as the last course of a meal
    dessert; afters.
  • noun English phonetician; one of the founders of modern phonetics (1845-1912)
    Henry Sweet.

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clean-living

  • adjective satellite morally pure
    clean.
    • led a clean life

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paragon

  • noun an ideal instance; a perfect embodiment of a concept
    beau ideal; idol; perfection.
  • noun model of excellence or perfection of a kind; one having no equal
    nonesuch; nonsuch; apotheosis; ideal; saint; nonpareil.

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lovable

  • adjective having characteristics that attract love or affection
    loveable.
    • a mischievous but lovable child

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lustrate

  • verb purify by means of a ritual; also used in post-Communist countries to refer to the political cleansing of former officials

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consecrate

  • verb appoint to a clerical posts
    ordinate; ordain; order.
    • he was ordained in the Church
  • verb give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause
    devote; commit; dedicate; give.
    • She committed herself to the work of God
    • give one's talents to a good cause
    • consecrate your life to the church

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purging

  • noun an act of removing by cleansing; ridding of sediment or other undesired elements
    purge.
  • noun the act of clearing yourself (or another) from some stigma or charge
    purge; purgation.

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homiletic

  • adjective of the nature of a homily or sermon
    homiletical.
  • adjective of or relating to homiletics
    homiletical.
    • homiletic speech

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ecclesiology

  • noun the branch of theology concerned with the nature and the constitution and the functions of a church

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nonesuch

  • noun model of excellence or perfection of a kind; one having no equal
    nonsuch; paragon; apotheosis; ideal; saint; nonpareil.

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sporty

  • adjective satellite exhibiting or calling for sportsmanship or fair play
    sporting; clean; sportsmanlike.
    • a clean fight
    • a sporting solution of the disagreement
    • sportsmanlike conduct
  • adjective satellite (used especially of clothes) marked by conspicuous display
    showy; gaudy; flashy; jazzy.

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erasmian

  • adjective of or relating to or in the manner of Erasmus

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virgin

  • noun a person who has never had sex
  • noun (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Virgo
    Virgo.

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saint

  • noun a person who has died and has been declared a saint by canonization
  • noun person of exceptional holiness
    holy person; angel; holy man.

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white

  • noun the quality or state of the achromatic color of greatest lightness (bearing the least resemblance to black)
    whiteness.
  • noun a member of the Caucasoid race
    White person; Caucasian.

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immaculate

  • adjective satellite completely neat and clean
    spick; speckless; spick-and-span; spic-and-span; spic; spotless.
    • the apartment was immaculate
    • in her immaculate white uniform
    • a spick-and-span kitchen
    • their spic red-visored caps
  • adjective satellite free from stain or blemish
    undefiled.

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strait

  • noun a narrow channel of the sea joining two larger bodies of water
    sound.
  • noun a bad or difficult situation or state of affairs
    straits; pass.

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purgatory

  • noun a temporary condition of torment or suffering
    • a purgatory of drug abuse
  • noun (theology) in Roman Catholic theology the place where those who have died in a state of grace undergo limited torment to expiate their sins

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purgatorial

  • adjective serving to purge or rid of sin
    purifying; purging.
    • purgatorial rites
  • adjective of or resembling purgatory
    • purgatorial fires

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holy

  • noun a sacred place of pilgrimage
    sanctum; holy place.
  • adjective belonging to or derived from or associated with a divine power

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sanctification

  • noun a religious ceremony in which something is made holy

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sinless

  • adjective satellite free from sin
    impeccant; innocent.

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sanctify

  • verb render holy by means of religious rites
    bless; consecrate; hallow.
  • verb make pure or free from sin or guilt
    purge; purify.
    • he left the monastery purified

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purge

  • noun the act of clearing yourself (or another) from some stigma or charge
    purgation; purging.
  • noun an act of removing by cleansing; ridding of sediment or other undesired elements
    purging.

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apologetics

  • noun the branch of theology that is concerned with the defense of Christian doctrines

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theologist

  • noun someone who is learned in theology or who speculates about theology
    theologian; theologizer; theologiser.

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purifying

  • adjective serving to purge or rid of sin
    purgatorial; purging.
    • purgatorial rites
  • verb remove impurities from, increase the concentration of, and separate through the process of distillation
    make pure; purify; sublimate; distill.
    • purify the water

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eschatology

  • noun the branch of theology that is concerned with such final things as death and Last Judgment; Heaven and Hell; the ultimate destiny of humankind

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angel

  • noun spiritual being attendant upon God
  • noun person of exceptional holiness
    holy person; saint; holy man.

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ambrosian

  • adjective of or by or relating to Saint Ambrose
    • Ambrosian chants
  • adjective satellite extremely pleasing to the taste; sweet and fragrant
    ambrosial; nectarous.
    • a nectarous drink
    • ambrosial food

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purgative

  • noun a purging medicine; stimulates evacuation of the bowels
    aperient; cathartic; physic.
  • adjective satellite strongly laxative
    cathartic; evacuant.

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flush

  • noun the period of greatest prosperity or productivity
    prime; flower; blossom; efflorescence; peak; bloom; heyday.
  • noun a rosy color (especially in the cheeks) taken as a sign of good health
    rosiness; blush; bloom.

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theologiser

  • noun someone who is learned in theology or who speculates about theology
    theologian; theologizer; theologist.

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evacuant

  • adjective satellite strongly laxative
    cathartic; purgative.

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purity

  • noun being undiluted or unmixed with extraneous material
    pureness.
  • noun the state of being unsullied by sin or moral wrong; lacking a knowledge of evil
    whiteness; sinlessness; innocence; pureness.

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theology

  • noun the rational and systematic study of religion and its influences and of the nature of religious truth
    divinity.
  • noun a particular system or school of religious beliefs and teachings
    theological system.
    • Jewish theology
    • Roman Catholic theology

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nonpareil

  • noun model of excellence or perfection of a kind; one having no equal
    nonesuch; nonsuch; paragon; apotheosis; ideal; saint.
  • noun colored beads of sugar used as a topping on e.g. candies and cookies

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fakeer

  • noun a Muslim or Hindu mendicant monk who is regarded as a holy man
    fakir; faqir; faquir.
  • adjective satellite fraudulent; having a misleading appearance
    bastard; phoney; bogus; phony; fake.

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saintly

  • adjective satellite marked by utter benignity; resembling or befitting an angel or saint
    angelic; sainted; beatific; saintlike; angelical.
    • angelic beneficence
    • a beatific smile
    • a saintly concern for his fellow men
    • my sainted mother

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ideal

  • noun the idea of something that is perfect; something that one hopes to attain
  • noun model of excellence or perfection of a kind; one having no equal
    nonesuch; nonsuch; paragon; apotheosis; saint; nonpareil.

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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 oxygen
  • adjective satellite without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers
    perfect; double-dyed; complete; gross; arrant; unadulterated; sodding; stark; consummate; utter; thoroughgoing; everlasting; staring.
    • 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
    • the unadulterated truth

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impeccant

  • adjective satellite free from sin
    sinless; innocent.

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liturgiology

  • noun the study of liturgies
    liturgics.

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pureness

  • noun being undiluted or unmixed with extraneous material
    purity.
  • noun the state of being unsullied by sin or moral wrong; lacking a knowledge of evil
    whiteness; sinlessness; purity; innocence.

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spiritualize

  • verb give a spiritual meaning to; read in a spiritual sense
    spiritualise.
  • verb elevate or idealize, in allusion to Christ's transfiguration
    transfigure; glorify.

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theologizer

  • noun someone who is learned in theology or who speculates about theology
    theologian; theologiser; theologist.

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holy_man

  • noun person of exceptional holiness
    holy person; angel; saint.

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sainted

  • adjective satellite marked by utter benignity; resembling or befitting an angel or saint
    saintly; angelic; beatific; saintlike; angelical.
    • angelic beneficence
    • a beatific smile
    • a saintly concern for his fellow men
    • my sainted mother
  • verb hold sacred
    enshrine; saint.

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seraphic

  • adjective of or relating to an angel of the first order
    seraphical.
    • he imagined a seraphic presence in the room
  • adjective satellite having a sweet nature befitting an angel or cherub
    cherubic; angelic; angelical; sweet.
    • an angelic smile
    • a cherubic face
    • looking so seraphic when he slept
    • a sweet disposition

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man

  • noun an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman)
    adult male.
    • there were two women and six men on the bus
  • noun someone who serves in the armed forces; a member of a military force
    military man; serviceman; military personnel.
    • two men stood sentry duty

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purify

  • verb remove impurities from, increase the concentration of, and separate through the process of distillation
    make pure; sublimate; distill.
    • purify the water
  • verb make pure or free from sin or guilt
    purge; sanctify.
    • he left the monastery purified

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purification

  • noun the act of cleaning by getting rid of impurities
  • noun the process of removing impurities (as from oil or metals or sugar etc.)
    refinement; refining.

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person

  • noun a human being
    someone; somebody; soul; individual; mortal.
    • there was too much for one person to do
  • noun a human body (usually including the clothing)
    • a weapon was hidden on his person

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clean

  • noun a weightlift in which the barbell is lifted to shoulder height and then jerked overhead
    clean and jerk.
  • verb make clean by removing dirt, filth, or unwanted substances from
    make clean.
    • Clean the stove!
    • The dentist cleaned my teeth

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