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.
Recent Examples of impure from the Web
Members of the higher caste sometimes consider Dalits impure, and in certain places, they still aren't allowed to enter the homes or temples of the upper-caste community or share utensils with them.
The people making meth were mostly producing small, impure quantities using materials that could be purchased at a Walmart.
Fortunately, the sarin used was impure, otherwise the casualty list would have been much longer.
In many regions in India, menstruation is thought to be dirty and impure.
Isabella Karle developed processes to synthesize plutonium chloride out of lumps of impure plutonium oxide.
Tonight the tour of impure arrives at the Budlong Woods Branch of the Chicago Public Library (5630 N. Lincoln).
Azad's Facebook post states that women are denied entry to the temple because of the belief that menstruating makes women impure.
There was no objection to a dog meet-up in a park, though Islamists consider dogs impure and see owning them as a Western habit.
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Origin and Etymology of impure
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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