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pure

[ pyoor ]
/ pyʊər /
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adjective, pur·er, pur·est.

OTHER WORDS FOR pure

1 unmixed, unadulterated, unalloyed, uncontaminated, untainted, unstained, undefiled, untarnished, immaculate, unpolluted, uncorrupted.
12 modest, virtuous, undefiled.
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Origin of pure

1250–1300; Middle English pur<Old French <Latin pūrus clean, unmixed, plain, pure

synonym study for pure

1. See clean.

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British Dictionary definitions for pure

pure
/ (pjʊə) /

adjective

Derived forms of pure

pureness, noun

Word Origin for pure

C13: from Old French pur, from Latin pūrus unstained
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Medical definitions for pure

pure
[ pyur ]

adj.
Having a homogeneous or uniform composition; not mixed.
Free from adulterants or impurities.
Produced by self-fertilization or continual inbreeding; homozygous.
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