Definition of Impure

1. Adjective. Combined with extraneous elements.




2. Adjective. (used of persons or behaviors) immoral or obscene. "Impure thoughts"
Attributes: Morality
Also: Unchaste
Similar to: Defiled, Maculate
Antonyms: Pure

3. Adjective. Having a physical or moral blemish so as to make impure according to dietary or ceremonial laws. "And the swine...is unclean to you"
Exact synonyms: Unclean
Category relationships: Faith, Religion, Religious Belief
Similar to: Nonkosher, Terefah, Tref, Untouchable
Derivative terms: Impureness, Uncleanness
Antonyms: Clean

Definition of Impure

1. a. 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. v. t. To defile; to pollute.

Definition of Impure

1. Adjective. 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. ¹

2. Adjective. Defiled by sin or guilt; unholy; unhallowed; -- said of persons or things. ¹

3. Adjective. Unchaste; lewd; unclean; obscene; as, impure language or ideas. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) (obsolete) to defile; to pollute ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Impure

1. not pure [adj IMPURER, IMPUREST] : IMPURELY [adv]

Medical Definition of Impure

1. 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." 4. Not purified according to the ceremonial law of Moses; unclean. 5. Not accurate; not idiomatic; as, impure Latin; an impure style. Origin: L. Impurus; pref. Im- not + purus pure: cf. F. Impur. See Pure. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Impure

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impulsivities
impulsivity
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Literary usage of Impure

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1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1842)
"On the Injuries to Health occasioned by breathing impure Mr in close apartments. ... more impure than when received seems not lo have obtained a thought. ..."

2. Bulletin by Mysore Geologists' Association (1918)
"(Chemical Treatment of impure Ores.) Several processes have been devised and patented for decreasing the quantity of the objectionable impurities in ores ..."

3. Isis Unveiled: A Master-key to the Mysteries of Ancient and Modern Science by Helena Petrovna Blavatsky (1892)
"An impure medium will attract to his impure inner self, the vicious, depraved, malignant influences as inevitably as one that is pure draws only those that ..."

4. Practical Elocution: For Use in Colleges and Schools and by Private Students by Jacob W. Shoemaker (1881)
"impure voice denotes a disturbed condition of mind, and results from a ... impure voice is subdivided into Pectoral, Guttural, Aspirated and Falsetto. ..."

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