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Free from doubt, burden, or obstacle; without limitation; plain or unencumbered.

The term is used to mean unambiguous or definitive and has various applications. For example, a clear intent to make a gift means that there is no doubt that the donor had the intent to relinquish all dominion and control over the property.

Clear and convincing proof is evidence that establishes a firm belief in a person's mind that a fact much more likely than not exists.

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The player's manager Chubby Chandler said: "They've cleared the air, which is good."
Mahira has cleared the air saying that in that moment she was recalling the controversy surrounding the hiring of Pakistani artistes in Indian films.
WORLD champion Lewis Hamilton has cleared the air with his Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg following their spectacular collision at the Spanish Grand Prix.
While Deepika has cleared the air stating she is yet to be approached for the film, the actors are yet to confirm their status.
Summary: X Factor sensation Lucy Spraggan has cleared the air about the pulling of her single "Last Night" from iTunes.