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Meaning of IMPURITY

Pronunciation:  im'pyûritee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  worthless material that should be removed; "there were impurities in the water"
  2. [n]  the condition of being impure
 

IMPURITY is a 8 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: dross, impureness
 
 Antonyms: pureness, purity
 
 See Also: admixture, adulteration, alloy, condition, contamination, debasement, dirtiness, pollution, putridity, status, taint, waste, waste material, waste matter, waste product

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Im*pu"ri*ty\, n.; pl. Impurities . [L. impuritas: cf.
F. impuret['e].]
1. The condition or quality of being impure in any sense;
   defilement; foulness; adulteration.

         Profaneness, impurity, or scandal, is not wit.
                                               --Buckminster.

2. That which is, or which renders anything, impure; foul
   matter, action, language, etc.; a foreign ingredient.

         Foul impurities reigned among the monkish clergy.
                                               --Atterbury.

3. (Script.) Want of ceremonial purity; defilement.

 
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