impurity

noun im·pu·ri·ty \ (ˌ)im-ˈpyu̇r-ə-tē \
Updated on: 17 Dec 2017

Definition of impurity

plural impurities
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

  1. the impurity of the water

  2. The syrup is strained to remove impurities.

  3. The water is free of impurities.

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First Known Use of impurity

15th century


IMPURITY Defined for English Language Learners

impurity

noun

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

noun im·pu·ri·ty \ im-ˈpyu̇r-ə-tē \

Definition of impurity for Students

plural impurities
1 : the quality or state of being impure
2 : something that is or makes something else impure
  • Impurities in the gold were detected.

Medical Dictionary

impurity

noun im·pu·ri·ty \ (ˈ)im-ˈpyu̇r-ət-ē \

medical Definition of impurity

plural impurities
: something that is impure or makes something else impure


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