noun, plural im·pu·ri·ties for 2.
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As a result, recycled plastic comes with lots of impurities.New recycling technologies could keep more plastic out of landfills|Maria Temming|April 29, 2021|Science News For Students
Similarly, the relative purity of a vacuum could help computer chip production by avoiding impurities in semiconductors.
This means opening the pores of the skin and flushing out the impurities in the body through the process of sweating.
It’s one thing to think up a possible quasiparticle, and another to observe it in an experiment where temperatures are close to absolute zero, samples are constructed atom by atom, and tiny impurities can derail everything.
Iodine tends to react with impurities in salt, causing it to evaporate, so iodized salt becomes less effective over time.One man’s crusade to end a global scourge with better salt|Katie McLean|December 18, 2020|MIT Technology Review
It just recreates that whole dynamic that we had around the public option--liberal despair at Obama's impurity.Here's the Post Where I Get Some Liberals Mad at Me|Michael Tomasky|November 13, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Rather it would be more accurate to describe such outcomes as “impurely political”—with the emphasis on impurity.
When parties lose power, activists ascribe the loss to the ideological impurity of their incumbent president.
Now Sestak is having success running from the left with the same charge of ideological impurity.
The principal impurity, and one which renders alum unfit for the use of the dyer, is iron.
Exemplify the sibilant impurity with such syllables as pish, false, traitress, miscreant.The Ontario Readers: The High School Reader, 1886|Ministry of Education
I admired spotlessness, even though I could lay no claim to it, and hated impurity, as I hope I do now.Tess of the d'Urbervilles|Thomas Hardy
Is it not there that the evil spirits of impurity spread their nets for thoughtless and unsuspecting youth?The Sheepfold and the Common, Vol. II (of 2)|Timothy East
The court of Catharine de' Medici was noted for its impurity, as it was infamous for its recklessness of human life.History of the Rise of the Huguenots|Henry Baird