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English

Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] impurus

Pronunciation

Adjective

impure (comparative {{{1}}}, superlative {{{2}}})

Positive
impure

Comparative
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Superlative
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  1. Not pure; not clean; dirty; foul; filthy; containing something which is unclean or unwholesome; mixed or impregnated extraneous substances; adulterated; as, impure water or air; impure drugs, food, etc.
    The impure gemstone was not good enough to be made into a necklace, so it was thrown out.
  2. Defiled by sin or guilt; unholy; unhallowed; -- said of persons or things.
  3. Unchaste; lewd; unclean; obscene; as, impure language or ideas.

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Verb

Infinitive
to impure

Third person singular
impur

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to impure (third-person singular simple present impur, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) (obsolete) To defile; to [pollute].

References

  • "impure" at The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911.

impure” in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.


French

Adjective

impure f.

  1. Feminine of impur.

Italian

Adjective

impure pl.

  1. Feminine form of impuro.

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