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8 definitions found
 for clear
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Clear \Clear\ (kl[=e]r), a. [Compar. Clearer (-[~e]r); superl.
     Clearest.] [OE. cler, cleer, OF. cler, F. clair, fr.L.
     clarus, clear, bright, loud, distinct, renowned; perh. akin
     to L. clamare to call, E. claim. Cf. Chanticleer,
     Clairvoyant, Claret, Clarify.]
     1. Free from opaqueness; transparent; bright; light;
        luminous; unclouded.
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              The stream is so transparent, pure, and clear.
                                                    --Denham.
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              Fair as the moon, clear as the sun.   --Canticles
                                                    vi. 10.
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     2. Free from ambiguity or indistinctness; lucid; perspicuous;
        plain; evident; manifest; indubitable.
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              One truth is clear; whatever is, is right. --Pope.
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     3. Able to perceive clearly; keen; acute; penetrating;
        discriminating; as, a clear intellect; a clear head.
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              Mother of science! now I feel thy power
              Within me clear, not only to discern
              Things in their causes, but to trace the ways
              Of highest agents.                    --Milton.
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     4. Not clouded with passion; serene; cheerful.
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              With a countenance as clear
              As friendship wears at feasts.        --Shak.
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     5. Easily or distinctly heard; audible; canorous.
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              Hark! the numbers soft and clear
              Gently steal upon the ear.            --Pope.
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     6. Without mixture; entirely pure; as, clear sand.
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     7. Without defect or blemish, such as freckles or knots; as,
        a clear complexion; clear lumber.
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     8. Free from guilt or stain; unblemished.
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              Statesman, yet friend to truth! in soul sincere,
              In action faithful, and in honor clear. --Pope.
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     9. Without diminution; in full; net; as, clear profit.
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              I often wished that I had clear,
              For life, six hundred pounds a-year.  --Swift
        .
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     10. Free from impediment or obstruction; unobstructed; as, a
         clear view; to keep clear of debt.
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               My companion . . . left the way clear for him.
                                                    --Addison.
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     11. Free from embarrassment; detention, etc.
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               The cruel corporal whispered in my ear,
               Five pounds, if rightly tipped, would set me clear.
                                                    --Gay.
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     Clear breach. See under Breach, n., 4.
  
     Clear days (Law.), days reckoned from one day to another,
        excluding both the first and last day; as, from Sunday to
        Sunday there are six clear days.
  
     Clear stuff, boards, planks, etc., free from knots.
  
     Syn: Manifest; pure; unmixed; pellucid; transparent;
          luminous; obvious; visible; plain; evident; apparent;
          distinct; perspicuous. See Manifest.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Clear \Clear\ (kl[=e]r), v. i.
     1. To become free from clouds or fog; to become fair; -- of
        the weather; -- often followed by up, off, or away.
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              So foul a sky clears not without a storm. --Shak.
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              Advise him to stay till the weather clears up.
                                                    --Swift.
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     2. To become free from turbidity; -- of solutions or
        suspensions of liquids; as, the salt has not completely
        dissolved until the suspension clears up; when
        refrigerated, the juice may become cloudy, but when warmed
        to room temperature, it clears up again.
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     3. To disengage one's self from incumbrances, distress, or
        entanglements; to become free. [Obs.]
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              He that clears at once will relapse; for finding
              himself out of straits, he will revert to his
              customs; but he that cleareth by degrees induceth a
              habit of frugality.                   --Bacon.
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     3. (Banking) To make exchanges of checks and bills, and
        settle balances, as is done in a clearing house.
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     4. To obtain a clearance; as, the steamer cleared for
        Liverpool to-day.
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     To clear out, to go or run away; to depart. [Colloq.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Clear \Clear\ (kl[=e]r), n. (Carp.)
     Full extent; distance between extreme limits; especially; the
     distance between the nearest surfaces of two bodies, or the
     space between walls; as, a room ten feet square in the clear.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Clear \Clear\, adv.
     1. In a clear manner; plainly.
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              Now clear I understand
              What oft . . . thoughts have searched in vain.
                                                    --Milton.
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     2. Without limitation; wholly; quite; entirely; as, to cut a
        piece clear off.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Clear \Clear\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Cleared; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Clearing.]
     1. To render bright, transparent, or undimmed; to free from
        clouds.
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              He sweeps the skies and clears the cloudy north.
                                                    --Dryden.
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     2. To free from impurities; to clarify; to cleanse.
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     3. To free from obscurity or ambiguity; to relive of
        perplexity; to make perspicuous.
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              Many knotty points there are
              Which all discuss, but few can clear. --Prior.
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     4. To render more quick or acute, as the understanding; to
        make perspicacious.
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              Our common prints would clear up their
              understandings.                       --Addison
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     5. To free from impediment or incumbrance, from defilement,
        or from anything injurious, useless, or offensive; as, to
        clear land of trees or brushwood, or from stones; to clear
        the sight or the voice; to clear one's self from debt; --
        often used with of, off, away, or out.
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              Clear your mind of cant.              --Dr. Johnson.
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              A statue lies hid in a block of marble; and the art
              of the statuary only clears away the superfluous
              matter.                               --Addison.
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     6. To free from the imputation of guilt; to justify,
        vindicate, or acquit; -- often used with from before the
        thing imputed.
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              I . . . am sure he will clear me from partiality.
                                                    --Dryden.
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              How! wouldst thou clear rebellion?    --Addison.
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     7. To leap or pass by, or over, without touching or failure;
        as, to clear a hedge; to clear a reef.
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     8. To gain without deduction; to net.
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              The profit which she cleared on the cargo.
                                                    --Macaulay.
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     To clear a ship at the customhouse, to exhibit the
        documents required by law, give bonds, or perform other
        acts requisite, and procure a permission to sail, and such
        papers as the law requires.
  
     To clear a ship for action, or To clear for action
        (Naut.), to remove incumbrances from the decks, and
        prepare for an engagement.
  
     To clear the land (Naut.), to gain such a distance from
        shore as to have sea room, and be out of danger from the
        land.
  
     To clear hawse (Naut.), to disentangle the cables when
        twisted.
  
     To clear up, to explain; to dispel, as doubts, cares or
        fears.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  clear
      adv 1: completely; "read the book clear to the end"; "slept
             clear through the night"; "there were open fields clear
             to the horizon" [syn: clear, all the way]
      2: in an easily perceptible manner; "could be seen clearly under
         the microscope"; "She cried loud and clear" [syn: clearly,
         clear]
      adj 1: readily apparent to the mind; "a clear and present
             danger"; "a clear explanation"; "a clear case of murder";
             "a clear indication that she was angry"; "gave us a clear
             idea of human nature" [ant: unclear]
      2: free from confusion or doubt; "a complex problem requiring a
         clear head"; "not clear about what is expected of us"
      3: affording free passage or view; "a clear view"; "a clear path
         to victory"; "open waters"; "the open countryside" [syn:
         clear, open]
      4: allowing light to pass through; "clear water"; "clear plastic
         bags"; "clear glass"; "the air is clear and clean" [ant:
         opaque]
      5: free from contact or proximity or connection; "we were clear
         of the danger"; "the ship was clear of the reef"
      6: characterized by freedom from troubling thoughts (especially
         guilt); "a clear conscience"; "regarded her questioner with
         clear untroubled eyes"
      7: (of sound or color) free from anything that dulls or dims;
         "efforts to obtain a clean bass in orchestral recordings";
         "clear laughter like a waterfall"; "clear reds and blues"; "a
         light lilting voice like a silver bell" [syn: clean,
         clear, light, unclouded]
      8: (especially of a title) free from any encumbrance or
         limitation that presents a question of fact or law; "I have
         clear title to this property" [syn: clear, unmortgaged]
      9: clear and distinct to the senses; easily perceptible; "as
         clear as a whistle"; "clear footprints in the snow"; "the
         letter brought back a clear image of his grandfather"; "a
         spire clean-cut against the sky"; "a clear-cut pattern" [syn:
         clear, clean-cut, clear-cut]
      10: accurately stated or described; "a set of well-defined
          values" [syn: well-defined, clear] [ant: ill-defined,
          unclear]
      11: free from clouds or mist or haze; "on a clear day" [ant:
          cloudy]
      12: free of restrictions or qualifications; "a clean bill of
          health"; "a clear winner" [syn: clean, clear]
      13: free from flaw or blemish or impurity; "a clear perfect
          diamond"; "the clear complexion of a healthy young woman"
      14: clear of charges or deductions; "a clear profit"
      15: easily deciphered [syn: clear, decipherable, readable]
      16: freed from any question of guilt; "is absolved from all
          blame"; "was now clear of the charge of cowardice"; "his
          official honor is vindicated" [syn: absolved, clear,
          cleared, exculpated, exonerated, vindicated]
      17: characterized by ease and quickness in perceiving; "clear
          mind"; "a percipient author" [syn: clear, percipient]
      n 1: the state of being free of suspicion; "investigation showed
           that he was in the clear"
      2: a clear or unobstructed space or expanse of land or water;
         "finally broke out of the forest into the open" [syn: open,
         clear]
      v 1: rid of obstructions; "Clear your desk" [syn: unclutter,
           clear] [ant: clutter, clutter up]
      2: make a way or path by removing objects; "Clear a path through
         the dense forest"
      3: become clear; "The sky cleared after the storm" [syn: clear
         up, clear, light up, brighten] [ant: cloud,
         overcast]
      4: grant authorization or clearance for; "Clear the manuscript
         for publication"; "The rock star never authorized this
         slanderous biography" [syn: authorize, authorise, pass,
         clear]
      5: remove; "clear the leaves from the lawn"; "Clear snow from
         the road"
      6: go unchallenged; be approved; "The bill cleared the House"
         [syn: pass, clear]
      7: be debited and credited to the proper bank accounts; "The
         check will clear within 2 business days" [ant: bounce]
      8: go away or disappear; "The fog cleared in the afternoon"
      9: pass by, over, or under without making contact; "the balloon
         cleared the tree tops" [syn: clear, top]
      10: make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear; "Could
          you clarify these remarks?"; "Clear up the question of who
          is at fault" [syn: clear, clear up, shed light on,
          crystallize, crystallise, crystalize, crystalise,
          straighten out, sort out, enlighten, illuminate,
          elucidate]
      11: free from payment of customs duties, as of a shipment;
          "Clear the ship and let it dock"
      12: clear from impurities, blemishes, pollution, etc.; "clear
          the water before it can be drunk"
      13: yield as a net profit; "This sale netted me $1 million"
          [syn: net, clear]
      14: make as a net profit; "The company cleared $1 million" [syn:
          net, sack, sack up, clear]
      15: earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as
          salary or wages; "How much do you make a month in your new
          job?"; "She earns a lot in her new job"; "this merger
          brought in lots of money"; "He clears $5,000 each month"
          [syn: gain, take in, clear, make, earn, realize,
          realise, pull in, bring in]
      16: sell; "We cleared a lot of the old model cars"
      17: pass an inspection or receive authorization; "clear customs"
      18: pronounce not guilty of criminal charges; "The suspect was
          cleared of the murder charges" [syn: acquit, assoil,
          clear, discharge, exonerate, exculpate] [ant:
          convict]
      19: settle, as of a debt; "clear a debt"; "solve an old debt"
          [syn: clear, solve]
      20: make clear, bright, light, or translucent; "The water had to
          be cleared through filtering"
      21: rid of instructions or data; "clear a memory buffer"
      22: remove (people) from a building; "clear the patrons from the
          theater after the bomb threat"
      23: remove the occupants of; "Clear the building"
      24: free (the throat) by making a rasping sound; "Clear the
          throat" [syn: clear, clear up]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  792 Moby Thesaurus words for "clear":
     Attic, Ciceronian, Mickey Mouse, above water, abroad, absolute,
     absolve, absolved, abstract, account for, accumulate, acquire,
     acquit, acute, admitting no exception, adrift, afield, afloat,
     afoot and lighthearted, all abroad, all clear, all straight,
     all-embracing, all-encompassing, all-out, all-pervading,
     altogether, ameliorate, amnesty, amortize, angelic, apodictic,
     apparent, appreciable, apprehensible, articulate, assured, astray,
     at large, at liberty, audible, bald, balmy, bare, barren, beat it,
     become airborne, bell-like, bestraddle, bestride, better,
     blameless, bland, blank, bleached, blooming, blossoming, blow,
     blow out, bolt, booming, born, bounce, bound, break, break loose,
     break out, bright, brightly, broad-based, buck, buckjump, burn off,
     capitalize on, capriole, cash in on, cast off, cast out, casual,
     categorical, certain, characterless, chaste, childlike, chuck,
     clarified, clarify, clarion, classic, clean, clean out, clean up,
     clean-cut, cleanly, cleanse, clear, clear and distinct,
     clear as crystal, clear as day, clear away, clear of, clear off,
     clear out, clear the decks, clear the hurdle, clear up, clear-cut,
     cleared, clearly, close, cloudless, coherent, coin money,
     come along, come on, command, commercialize, complete, completely,
     comprehensible, comprehensive, conclusive, confident, congenital,
     connected, consistent, conspicuous, consummate, contrastive,
     contrive, convinced, crisp, cry sour grapes, crystal,
     crystal-clear, crystalline, curvet, cushy, cut away, cut down,
     cut loose, cut out, cut the mustard, decamp, decided, decisive,
     decontaminate, decrassify, deep-dyed, defecate, defined, definite,
     definitive, defray, deobstruct, depart, deplete, deport, depurate,
     destigmatize, detached, determinate, determined, devoid, diaphane,
     diaphanous, direct, disappear, disburden, discernible, discernibly,
     discerning, discharge, disclose, disclosed, disembarrass,
     disembarrassed, disembroil, disencumber, disengage, disengaged,
     disentangle, disinvolve, dislodge, dismiss, dispense from,
     dispose of, distill, distilled, distinct, distinctive, distinctly,
     do justice to, dominate, dovelike, downright, drain,
     dyed-in-the-wool, earn, easy, easy as pie, easygoing, edulcorate,
     effortless, effulgently, egregious, eject, elegant, elide,
     eliminate, elucidate, elute, emancipated, empty, empty out,
     engineer, entire, entirely, eradicate, essentialize, evacuate,
     evanesce, evaporate, evident, exact, exculpate, excuse, exempt,
     exempt from, exhaust, exhaustive, exile, exonerate, exonerated,
     expatriate, expel, explain, explicate, explicit, expose, exposed,
     express, extract, extricate, exuberant, facile, fade, fair,
     far afield, fat, faultless, featureless, filmy, filter, filtrate,
     final, fine, finished, fixed, flat, flat-out, floating,
     flourishing, flowering, fly aloft, footloose,
     footloose and fancy-free, forgive, forgiven, free, free and clear,
     free and easy, free as air, free of, free up, freeborn, freed,
     fresh, fruiting, fully, gain, gain by, gather, gauzy, get,
     get along, get by, get on, get out, get quit of, get rid of,
     get shut of, give absolution, glaring, glean, glib, global, go off,
     go on, go-as-you-please, going strong, gossamer, gossamery,
     graceful, gracile, grant amnesty to, grant immunity,
     grant remission, graspable, gross, guileless, guiltless, hack it,
     halcyon, hearable, hi-fi, high-fidelity, hippety-hop, hollow,
     honor, hop, hurdle, illuminate, illustrate, implicit, improve,
     in focus, in full swing, in good case, in the clear, inane,
     inappealable, incontrovertible, incorrupt, indisputable,
     indubitable, ineluctable, inevitable, innocent, insipid,
     intelligible, intensive, jump, jump off, jump over, justify, keen,
     knowable, lamblike, leach, leap, leap over, leapfrog, leave,
     leave the ground, legible, let go, let off, liberate, liberated,
     lift, light, light-pervious, lightish, lightsome, limpid,
     liquidate, lixiviate, look down upon, loose, lose, loud and clear,
     lucent, lucid, luculent, luminous, luminously, lustrous, make,
     make a killing, make accounts square, make clear, make it,
     make money, make money by, make out, make plain, make the grade,
     manage, manage somehow, manifest, meliorate, milky, muddle through,
     naked, natural, neat, necessary, negotiate, net, nonopaque,
     nonpros, not guilty, nothing to it, noticeable, null,
     null and void, observable, obtain, obvious, offenseless, omnibus,
     omnipresent, on the loose, opalescent, open, open up,
     open-and-shut, openhanded, out of debt, out-and-out, outlaw,
     outright, outtop, over, overarch, overjump, overleap, overlook,
     overshadow, overskip, overt, overtop, painless, palmy, palpable,
     pardon, patefy, patent, pay, pay in full, pay off, pay the bill,
     pay the shot, pay up, peekaboo, pellucid, perceivable, perceptible,
     perceptibly, perceptive, percolate, peremptory, perfect, perfectly,
     perfectly sure, perspicacious, perspicuous, pervasive, pick out,
     pick up, piping, plain, plain as day, pleasant, plumb, polished,
     positive, pounce, pounce on, pounce upon, precise, predestined,
     predetermined, prelapsarian, pristine, profit, prominent,
     prominently, pronounced, prospering, public, published, pure,
     purge, purified, purify, put in order, put over, put through,
     quash the charge, quit, quit of, quite, radiantly, radical,
     rainless, rationalize, readable, realize, realize on, recognizable,
     rectified, rectify, redeem, refine, refined, regular, rehabilitate,
     reinstate, release, released, relucent, remit, remove, repay,
     reproachless, restore, restrained, retire, reveal, revealing,
     rickety, rid, rid of, rise above, root out, root up, rosy, rotate,
     round, rule out, run off, sans reproche, satisfy, scot-free,
     scour out, scram, scrape along, screen, secure, see-through,
     seeable, self-evident, self-explaining, self-explanatory, sensible,
     sensitive, separate, serene, set free, set in order, settle,
     shake off, shaky, sharp, shed of, sheer, shining, shiny, shrive,
     shut of, sieve, sift, simple, simple as ABC, sink, sinless,
     ski jump, skip, sleek, smooth, soft, solve, solvent, sparkling,
     spiritualize, spring, square, square accounts, stabilize, staring,
     stark, starkly, start, start aside, start up, steeplechase,
     straight, straight-out, straightforward, strain, strike a balance,
     strike off, strike out, sublimate, sublime, succeed in, sunlit,
     sunny, sunshiny, sure, sure-enough, surmount, sweep out, sweeping,
     swing, swing the deal, take, take off, take up, tangible, tasteful,
     taxi, tear loose, terse, thin, thorough, thoroughgoing, thriving,
     through-and-through, throw off, throw over, throw overboard,
     tidy up, to be seen, top, total, totally, tower above, tower over,
     translucent, translucid, transparent, transpicuous, trim, true,
     try, turn a penny, turn to account, turn to profit, ubiquitous,
     unadulterated, unaffected, unalloyed, unambiguous, unanchored,
     unattached, unblemished, unblended, unblock, unblocked, unbound,
     unburden, unburdened, unburdensome, uncase, uncircumscribed,
     unclench, unclog, unclogged, unclosed, unclouded, unclutch,
     unclutter, uncombined, uncommitted, uncomplicated, uncompounded,
     unconditional, unconfused, uncork, uncorrupted, uncover, uncovered,
     uncurtain, undarkened, undefiled, understandable, understandably,
     undiluted, undisputed, undo, undone, undoubting, undrape,
     unembarrassed, unencumbered, unengaged, unequivocal, unfallen,
     unfastened, unfixed, unfold, unfortified, unfoul, unhampered,
     unhandicapped, unhesitating, unhidden, unhindered, unimpeded,
     unindebted, uninvolved, universal, univocal, unknot, unlabored,
     unladen, unlapsed, unlatch, unleavened, unlimited, unlock,
     unmingled, unmistakable, unmitigated, unmixed, unobscured,
     unobstructed, unowing, unplug, unprevented, unqualified,
     unquestionable, unquestioned, unquestioning, unravel, unrelieved,
     unreserved, unrestricted, unroll, unscarred, unscramble, unseal,
     unsheathe, unshut, unsnarl, unsophisticated, unstop, unstopped,
     unstuck, untangle, untie, untied, untinged, untouched by evil,
     untrammeled, untwine, unveil, unwaivable, unwavering, unwrap,
     updive, upleap, upspring, utter, utterly, vacant, vacuous, vault,
     vent, veritable, vigorous, vindicate, visible, vivid, void,
     warrant, weed out, well-defined, well-marked, well-pronounced,
     well-resolved, white, whitewash, whole, wholesale, wholly, wide,
     wide-open, win, winnow, with clean hands, with nothing inside,
     withdraw, withdraw the charge, without content, without exception,
     without reproach, without reserve, worry along
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  CLEAR
  
      A specification language based on initial
     algebras.
  
     ["An Informal Introduction to Specification Using CLEAR",
     R.M. Burstall in The Correctness Problem in Computer Science,
     R.S. Boyer et al eds, Academic Press 1981, pp. 185-213].
  
     (1994-11-03)
  

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