adj.1 unmixed, unadulterated (pure white; pure alcohol).
2 of unmixed origin or descent (pure-blooded).
4 morally or sexually undefiled; not corrupt.
7 mere, simple, nothing but, sheer (it was pure malice).
8 (of a sound) not discordant, perfectly in tune.
9 (of a subject of study) dealing with abstract concepts and not practical application.
10 a (of a vowel) not joined with another in a diphthong. b (of a consonant) not accompanied by another.
Phrases and idioms:
pure science a science depending on deductions from demonstrated truths (e.g. mathematics or logic), or one studied without practical applications.
Etymology: ME f. OF pur pure f. L purus