Examples of impure in a Sentence
be careful, because impure motor oil can damage your car's engine
Victorian notions of what qualified as impure art now strike us as laughable.
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But were there impure motives in the way it’s done?
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Origin and Etymology of impure
Middle English, from Middle French & Latin; Middle French, from Latin impurus, from in- + purus pure
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
IMPURE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of impure for English Language Learners
: mixed with something else that is usually not as good
: sexual in a way that is considered morally wrong
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