The quality or condition of being impure; impurity.
See Also: impuration, impure, impurely, impurity

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  • Impureness — Im*pure ness, n. The quality or condition of being impure; impurity. Milton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • impureness — noun see impure …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • impureness — See impurely. * * * …   Universalium

  • impureness — n. impurity, quality of being unclean or contaminated; state of being morally unclean or corrupt …   English contemporary dictionary

  • impureness — im·pureness …   English syllables

  • impureness — noun the condition of being impure • Syn: ↑impurity • Ant: ↑purity (for: ↑impurity) • Derivationally related forms: ↑impure • Hy …   Useful english dictionary

  • impure — adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French & Latin; Middle French, from Latin impurus, from in + purus pure Date: 15th century not pure: as a. lewd, unchaste b. containing something unclean ; foul < impure water > c. ritually unclean …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • impure — impurely, adv. impureness, n. /im pyoor /, adj. 1. not pure; mixed with extraneous matter, esp. of an inferior or contaminating nature: impure water and air. 2. modified by admixture, as color. 3. mixed or combined with something else: an impure… …   Universalium

  • impure — adjective a) 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 …   Wiktionary

  • impurity — noun /ɪmˈpjɝɪti,ɪmˈpjuɹɪti/ a) The condition of being impure; because of contamination, pollution, adulteration or insufficient purification. Even animals in the Jewish system cause impurity only when they are dead …   Wiktionary

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