impure
Adjective

impure

  1. Not pure
    1. Containing undesired intermixtures
      The impure gemstone was not good enough to be made into a necklace, so it was thrown out.
    2. Unhallowed; defiled by something unholy, either physically by an objectionable substance, or morally by guilt or sin
    3. Unchaste; obscene not according to or not abiding by some system of sexual morality
      He was thinking impure thoughts involving a girl from school.
      • 2012, Frederick Ramsay, The Eighth Veil: A Jerusalem Mystery
        “No one would marry her if she was impure, don't you see?” “Impure? Surely if a woman is forcibly deprived of her virginity, she can't be thought of as impure.”
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impure (impures, present participle impuring; past and past participle impured)

  1. (transitive, obsolete) to defile; to pollute



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