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purity

Line breaks: pur¦ity
Pronunciation: /ˈpjʊərɪti
 
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Definition of purity in English:

noun

[mass noun]
1Freedom from adulteration or contamination: the purity of our drinking water
More example sentences
  • Herbs have been used in Europe for a long time, but their products are tested for purity and content.
  • Now organic living is about purity, wellbeing and more than a little luxury.
  • It had that quality which all pharmaceutical products aspire to - purity.
Synonyms
cleanness, clearness, clarity, freshness, freedom from adulteration/contamination, lack of pollution, untaintedness;
sterility, salubriousness
2Freedom from immorality, especially of a sexual nature: white is meant to represent purity and innocence
More example sentences
  • The colour white symbolizes a lot of things, and one is that it represents purity and innocence.
  • By Victorian double standards, virtue in a man implied courage, but in a woman sexual purity.
  • Notions of sexual purity tend to mean adding to life through subtraction from life.
Synonyms

Origin

Middle English: from Old French purete, later assimilated to late Latin puritas, from Latin purus 'pure'.

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