impurity

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noun im·pu·ri·ty \(ˌ)im-ˈpyu̇r-ə-tē\

Definition of impurity

plural

impurities

  1. 1 :  something that is impure or makes something else impure <removing impurities from water>

  2. 2 :  the quality or state of being impure

Examples of impurity in a sentence

  1. the impurity of the water

  2. The syrup is strained to remove impurities.

  3. The water is free of impurities.

15th Century

First Known Use of impurity

15th century


IMPURITY Defined for English Language Learners

impurity

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noun im·pu·ri·ty \(ˌ)im-ˈpyu̇r-ə-tē\

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

impurity

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noun im·pu·ri·ty \im-ˈpyu̇r-ə-tē\

Definition of impurity for Students

plural

impurities

  1. 1 :  the quality or state of being impure

  2. 2 :  something that is or makes something else impure <Impurities in the gold were detected.>


Medical Dictionary

impurity

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noun im·pu·ri·ty \(ˈ)im-ˈpyu̇r-ət-ē\

Medical Definition of impurity

plural

impurities

  1. :  something that is impure or makes something else impure



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