Meaning of PURE in English

■ adjective

1》 not mixed or adulterated with any other substance or material.

↘(also ~-bred ) (of an animal or plant) of unmixed origin or descent.

2》 innocent or morally good.

3》 (of a sound) perfectly in tune and with a clear tone.

4》 (of a subject) theoretical rather than practical. Compare with applied .

5》 complete; nothing but.

6》 Phonetics (of a vowel) not joined with another to form a diphthong.


~ly adverb

~ness noun


ME: from OFr. pur '~', from L. purus .

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