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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Unclean  \Un*clean"\,  a.  [AS.  uncl?ne.  See  {Unnot},  and  {Clean}.] 
  1.  Not  clean;  foul;  dirty;  filthy. 
 
  2.  Ceremonially  impure;  needing  ritual  cleansing. 
 
  He  that  toucheth  the  dead  body  of  any  man  shall  be 
  unclean  seven  days.  --Num.  xix. 
  11. 
 
  3.  Morally  impure.  ``Adultery  of  the  heart,  consisting  of 
  inordinate  and  unclean  affections.''  --Perkins.  -- 
  {Un*clean"ly},  adv  --  {Un*clean"ness},  n. 
 
  {Unclean  animals}  (Script.),  those  which  the  Israelites  were 
  forbidden  to  use  for  food. 
 
  {Unclean  spirit}  (Script.),  a  wicked  spirit;  a  demon.  --Mark 
  i.  27. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  unclean 
  adj  1:  soiled  or  likely  to  soil  with  dirt  or  grime;  "dirty  unswept 
  sidewalks";  "a  child  in  dirty  overalls";  "dirty 
  slums";  "piles  of  dirty  dishes";  "put  his  dirty  feet 
  on  the  clean  sheet";  "wore  an  unclean  shirt";  "mining 
  is  a  dirty  job";  "Cinderella  did  the  dirty  work  while 
  her  sisters  preened  themselves"  [syn:  {dirty},  {soiled}] 
  [ant:  {clean}] 
  2:  (religion)  ritually  unclean  or  impure;  "and  the  swine...is 
  unclean  to  you"-Leviticus  11:3  [syn:  {impure}]  [ant:  {clean}] 




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