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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Impure  \Im*pure"\,  a.  [L.  impurus  pref.  im-  not  +  purus  pure: 
  cf  F.  impur.  See  {Pure}.] 
  1.  Not  pure;  not  clean;  dirty;  foul;  filthy;  containing 
  something  which  is  unclean  or  unwholesome;  mixed  or 
  impregnated  extraneous  substances;  adulterated;  as  impure 
  water  or  air;  impure  drugs,  food,  etc 
 
  2.  Defiled  by  sin  or  guilt;  unholy;  unhallowed;  --  said  of 
  persons  or  things 
 
  3.  Unchaste;  lewd;  unclean;  obscene;  as  impure  language  or 
  ideas.  ``Impure  desires.''  --Cowper. 
 
  4.  (Script.)  Not  purified  according  to  the  ceremonial  law  of 
  Moses;  unclean. 
 
  5.  (Language)  Not  accurate;  not  idiomatic;  as  impure  Latin; 
  an  impure  style. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Impure  \Im*pure"\,  v.  t. 
  To  defile;  to  pollute.  [Obs.]  --Bp.  Hall. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  impure 
  adj  1:  combined  with  extraneous  elements  [ant:  {pure}] 
  2:  used  of  persons  or  behaviors;  not  morally  pure;  "impure 
  thoughts"  [ant:  {pure}] 
  3:  (religion)  ritually  unclean  or  impure;  "and  the  swine...is 
  unclean  to  you"-Leviticus  11:3  [syn:  {unclean}]  [ant:  {clean}] 




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