the condition or quality of being pure; freedom from anything that debases, contaminates, pollutes, etc.: the purity of drinking water.
freedom from any admixture or modifying addition.
ceremonial or ritual cleanness.
freedom from guilt or evil; innocence.
physical chastity; virginity.
freedom from foreign or inappropriate elements; careful correctness: purity of expression.
Optics. the chroma, saturation, or degree of freedom from white of a given color.
cleanness or spotlessness, as of garments.
- hy·per·pur·i·ty, noun
- su·per·pu·ri·ty, noun
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How to use purity in a sentence
We also heard from Paul Mango, deputy chief of staff for policy at Health and Human Services, that there were some “failed batches, in terms of not having the purity we sought.”
Part of the issue with cooking with the extract is that the purity and the concentration is often unknown.Can CBD help you chill? Here’s what we know so far. | Purbita Saha | January 4, 2021 | Popular-Science
He describes water as a life source whose purity is essential to this type of fishing.
Zero dosage allows the purity of the fruit to shine through without being masked by the addition of sugar.Champagne is too special to be enjoyed only on special occasions. Here are 5 bottles to pop anytime this winter | Rachel King | December 5, 2020 | Fortune
You almost begin to believe in the purity of Laurence’s intent, until the scheming becomes too much to take.With ‘Roadkill,’ PBS invites you to watch a narcissist politician who gets away with everything. How does that grab you? | Hank Stuever | October 30, 2020 | Washington Post
The attempt to “breed back” the Auroch of Teutonic legend was of a piece with the Nazi obsession with racial purity and eugenics.
Other artisans see purity and integrity in their craft and have no dream of becoming recognized as the author of their own work.
The family also believed that inbreeding was central to both preserving the family fortune and ensuring “purity of blood.”
Molendorp is exhausted by the “constant purity exams” being conducted by his fellow party members.
Wilson explained that, unlike some of the other forms of early religion, Pauline Christianity had been based on purity.
She stood, in her young purity, at one end of the chain of years, and Mrs. Chepstow—did she really stand at the other?Bella Donna | Robert Hichens
Unfortunately Massna's record was not such as to inspire confidence in the purity of his intentions.Napoleon's Marshals | R. P. Dunn-Pattison
In employing these heavy pressures of wind, increased purity and beauty of tone should alone be aimed at.The Recent Revolution in Organ Building | George Laing Miller
But they all possess that essential purity and richness of tone without which there is no real excellence.Violins and Violin Makers | Joseph Pearce
There are a few which possess both sweetness and purity, and they rank with the small Amatis.Violins and Violin Makers | Joseph Pearce
British Dictionary definitions for purity
the state or quality of being pure
physics a measure of the amount of a single-frequency colour in a mixture of spectral and achromatic colours
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