Definition of Pure

1. Adjective. Free of extraneous elements of any kind. "Pure oxygen"

2. Adjective. Without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers. "The unadulterated truth"

3. Adjective. (of color) being chromatically pure; not diluted with white or grey or black.
Exact synonyms: Saturated
Similar to: Intense, Vivid
Derivative terms: Pureness
Antonyms: Unsaturated

4. Adjective. Free from discordant qualities.
Similar to: Harmonious

5. Adjective. Concerned with theory and data rather than practice; opposed to applied. "Pure science"
Similar to: Theoretical

6. Adjective. (used of persons or behaviors) having no faults; sinless. "Pure as the driven snow"
Attributes: Morality
Also: Chaste
Similar to: Immaculate, Undefiled, White
Antonyms: Impure
Derivative terms: Pureness, Purity

7. Adjective. In a state of sexual virginity. "Men have decreed that their women must be pure and virginal"
Exact synonyms: Vestal, Virgin, Virginal, Virtuous
Similar to: Chaste
Derivative terms: Pureness, Pureness, Purity, Vestal, Virgin, Virginity, Virgin, Virtue

Definition of Pure

1. a. Separate from all heterogeneous or extraneous matter; free from mixture or combination; clean; mere; simple; unmixed; as, pure water; pure clay; pure air; pure compassion.

Definition of Pure

1. Adjective. free of flaws or imperfections; unsullied ¹

2. Adjective. free of foreign material or pollutants ¹

3. Adjective. free of immoral behavior or qualities; clean ¹

4. Adjective. of a branch of science, done for its own sake instead of serving another branch of science. ¹

5. Adverb. (Liverpool) to a great extent or degree; extremely; exceedingly. ¹

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Definition of Pure

1. free from anything different, inferior, or contaminating [adj PURER, PUREST]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Pure

purchasing agent
purchasing department
purchasing power
purchasing power parity
pure (current term)
pure absence
pure air
pure and simple
pure as the driven snow
pure binary numeration system
pure country
pure ego
pure finder
pure imaginary number
pure laine

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