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Meaning of IMPURE

Pronunciation:  im'pyûr

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  (religion) ritually unclean or impure; "and the swine...is unclean to you"-Leviticus 11:3
  2. [adj]  used of persons or behaviors; not morally pure; "impure thoughts"
  3. [adj]  combined with extraneous elements
 

IMPURE is a 6 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: adulterate, adulterated, alloyed, bastardised, bastardized, composite, contaminated, debased, defiled, dingy, maculate, muddied, muddy, nonkosher, polluted, terefah, tref, unclean, unpurified, untouchable
 
 Antonyms: clean, pure
 
 See Also: dirty, impure, soiled, unchaste, unprocessed

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Im*pure"\, a. [L. impurus; pref. im- not + purus pure:
    cf. F. impur. See {Pure}.]
    1. Not pure; not clean; dirty; foul; filthy; containing
       something which is unclean or unwholesome; mixed or
       impregnated extraneous substances; adulterated; as, impure
       water or air; impure drugs, food, etc.
    
    2. Defiled by sin or guilt; unholy; unhallowed; -- said of
       persons or things.
    
    3. Unchaste; lewd; unclean; obscene; as, impure language or
       ideas. ``Impure desires.'' --Cowper.
    
    4. (Script.) Not purified according to the ceremonial law of
       Moses; unclean.
    
    5. (Language) Not accurate; not idiomatic; as, impure Latin;
       an impure style.
    
    
  2. \Im*pure"\, v. t.
    To defile; to pollute. [Obs.] --Bp. Hall.
    
    
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
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