Definition of unclean adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌʌnˈkliːn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌʌnˈkliːn//
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  1. 1(formal) dirty and therefore likely to cause disease unclean water opposite clean
  2. 2considered to be bad, immoral or not pure in a religious way, and therefore not to be touched, eaten, etc. synonym impure unclean thoughts unclean food See related entries: Immoral
  3. Word OriginOld English unclǣne (see un-, clean).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: unclean