impurity
Pronunciation
  • (America) IPA: /ɪmˈpjɝɪti/, /ɪmˈpjuɹɪti/
Noun

impurity

  1. The condition of being impure; because of contamination, pollution, adulteration or insufficient purification.
    Even animals in the Jewish system cause impurity only when they are dead.
  2. A component or additive that renders something else impure.
    The impurities in the iron ore made extraction of the iron very difficult.
  3. A state of immorality or sin; especially the weakness of the flesh: inchastity.
    With his cheating, lying and stealing, he epitomised the impurity of humanity.
Synonyms Antonyms Translations Translations Translations
  • German: Unreinheit
  • Portuguese: impureza, impudor
  • Russian: нечистопло́тность



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