adj.clear; transparent; limpid; clear and bright
The lake water is clear.
They found clear water.
There is a lucid stream in the mountain.
v.clarify; purify; become clear
Alum will settle turbid water.
He tried to purify the mud water.
The water is a bit muddy. It has to be clarified before it can be used.
v.clear up; make clear; elucidate
She cleared the matter up quickly.
The aim of this meeting is to clarify the issues.
He was cleared of all blame.
- Note"澄清" has two pronounciations. When pronounced as "chéng qīng", "澄清" is a verb which means "clarify", such as "澄清事实"; when pronounced as "dèng qīng", "澄清" means "settle the impurities in the liquid", such as "把浑水澄清".