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uncleanadjective

uk   us   /ʌnˈkliːn/
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 Vietnamese không sạch…
in Spanish impuro…
in Thai สกปรก…
in Malaysian tdk bersih…
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 Indonesian haram…
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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