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
Examples of impurity in a sentence
the impurity of the water
The syrup is strained to remove impurities.
The water is free of impurities.
First Known Use of impurity
IMPURITY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of impurity for English Language Learners
: the quality or state of being impure
: an unwanted substance that is found in something else and that prevents it from being pure
IMPURITY Defined for Kids
Definition of impurity for Students
1 : the quality or state of being impure
2 : something that is or makes something else impure <Impurities in the gold were detected.>
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