purity

noun pu·ri·ty \ ˈpyu̇r-ə-tē \
Updated on: 21 Nov 2017

Definition of purity

1 : the quality or state of being pure
2 : saturation 4a

Examples of purity in a Sentence

  1. struggling to live a life of purity while surrounded by wickedness

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Origin and Etymology of purity

Middle English purete, from Anglo-French purité, from Late Latin puritat-, puritas, from Latin purus pure


PURITY Defined for English Language Learners

purity

noun

Definition of purity for English Language Learners

  • : lack of dirty or harmful substances

  • : lack of guilt or evil thoughts


PURITY Defined for Kids

purity

noun pu·ri·ty \ ˈpyu̇r-ə-tē \

Definition of purity for Students

1 : freedom from dirt or impurities
2 : freedom from sin or guilt

Medical Dictionary

purity

noun pu·ri·ty \ ˈpyu̇r-ət-ē \

medical Definition of purity

: the quality or state of being pure


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