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unclean

adjective uk   /ʌnˈkliːn/ us  
not clean and therefore likely to cause disease: The health risk from drinking unclean water is considerable. formal not clean or pure, or morally bad, as described by the rules of a religion: Jews and Muslims consider pigs unclean.
Translations of “unclean”
in Spanish impuro…
in French impur…
in German unrein…
in Chinese (Traditional) 不潔淨的,骯髒的, (宗教上)不潔淨的, 邪惡的…
in Russian нечистый…
in Turkish dinen mekruh, ahlâken kötü…
in Chinese (Simplified) 不洁净的,肮脏的, (宗教上)不洁净的, 邪恶的…
in Polish nieczysty…
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