Definition of pure
- pure literature
- pure form
- a pure shooter in basketball
The company bottles only the purest water.
the pure notes of the flute
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First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
: not mixed with anything else
: clean and not harmful in any way
: having a smooth and clear sound that is not mixed with any other sounds
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