Definition of impurity
- removing impurities from water
the impurity of the water
The syrup is strained to remove impurities.
The water is free of impurities.
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bawdiness, blueness, coarseness, crudeness, crudity, filth, filthiness, foulness, grossness, impureness, indecency, lasciviousness, lewdness, nastiness, obscenity, ribaldry, smut, smuttiness, vulgarity, wantonness;
: the quality or state of being impure
: an unwanted substance that is found in something else and that prevents it from being pure
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