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  • (US) IPA: /ˈpjɝɪti/, /ˈpjurɪti/
  • SAMPA: /"pj3rIti/ or /"pjurIti/ (US)

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From impure + -ity

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Singular
Impurity

Plural
impurities

Impurity (plural impurities)
  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.

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fr:impurity io:impurity kn:impurity hu:impurity ja:impurity ru:impurity fi:impurity ta:impurity te:impurity tr:impurity vi:impurity zh:impurity

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