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impurity

noun im·pu·ri·ty \(ˌ)im-ˈpyr-ə-tē\

: the quality or state of being impure

: an unwanted substance that is found in something else and that prevents it from being pure

plural im·pu·ri·ties

Full Definition of IMPURITY

1
:  something that is impure or makes something else impure <removing impurities from water>
2
:  the quality or state of being impure
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Examples of IMPURITY

  1. the impurity of the water
  2. The syrup is strained to remove impurities.
  3. The water is free of impurities.

First Known Use of IMPURITY

15th century

Rhymes with IMPURITY

IMPURITY Defined for Kids

impurity

noun im·pu·ri·ty \im-ˈpyr-ə-tē\
plural im·pu·ri·ties

Definition of IMPURITY for Kids

1
:  the quality or state of being impure
2
:  something that is or makes something else impure <Impurities in the gold were detected.>
Medical Dictionary

impurity

noun im·pu·ri·ty \(ˈ)im-ˈpyr-ət-ē\
plural im·pu·ri·ties

Medical Definition of IMPURITY

:  something that is impure or makes something else impure

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