purity

[ pyoor-i-tee ]
/ ˈpyʊər ɪ ti /

noun

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Origin of purity

1175–1225; <Late Latin pūritās (see pure, -ity); replacing Middle English pur(e)te<Anglo-French <Late Latin, as above

OTHER WORDS FROM purity

hy·per·pur·i·ty, nounsu·per·pu·ri·ty, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for purity

purity
/ (ˈpjʊərɪtɪ) /

noun

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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