purity

noun

pu·​ri·​ty ˈpyu̇r-ə-tē How to pronounce purity (audio)
1
: the quality or state of being pure
2

Examples of purity in a Sentence

struggling to live a life of purity while surrounded by wickedness
Recent Examples on the Web Using proprietary techniques, the German-British team produced lithium carbonate with a purity of >99.5 percent. Christopher McFadden, Interesting Engineering, 24 June 2024 Its purity is third-party tested by NSF Certified for Sport. Melissa Nieves, Verywell Health, 20 June 2024 The purity of the sculptural setting rendered in unassuming bronze, brushed matte gold, or iron metals—and, of course, the diamond. Paige Reddinger, Robb Report, 12 June 2024 The nation’s peculiar association between cleanliness and godliness, imported by Puritans and Quakers centuries ago, helped personal odor become a particularly strong signifier of moral, physical, and racial purity in the US early in the nation’s history, writes anthropologist Marybeth MacPhee. Keren Landman, Vox, 20 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for purity 

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Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of purity was in the 13th century

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“Purity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/purity. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

purity

noun
pu·​ri·​ty ˈpyu̇r-ət-ē How to pronounce purity (audio)
1
: the quality or state of being pure : freedom from impurities
2
: freedom from guilt or sin

Medical Definition

purity

noun
pu·​ri·​ty ˈpyu̇r-ət-ē How to pronounce purity (audio)
: the quality or state of being pure

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