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Im*pure" (?), a. [L. impurus; pref. im- not + purus pure: cf. F. impur. See Pure.]


Not pure; not clean; dirty; foul; filthy; containing something which is unclean or unwholesome; mixed or impregnated extraneous substances; adulterated; as, impure water or air; impure drugs, food, etc.


Defiled by sin or guilt; unholy; unhallowed; -- said of persons or things.


Unchaste; lewd; unclean; obscene; as, impure language or ideas.

"Impure desires."


4. Script.

Not purified according to the ceremonial law of Moses; unclean.

5. Language

Not accurate; not idiomatic; as, impure Latin; an impure style.


© Webster 1913.

Im*pure", v. t.

To defile; to pollute.


Bp. Hall.


© Webster 1913.

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