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pure

 (pyo͝or)
adj. pur·er, pur·est
1.
a. Having a homogeneous or uniform composition; not mixed: pure oxygen.
b. Free of dirt, pollutants, infectious agents, or other unwanted elements: pure water.
c. Containing nothing inappropriate or extraneous: a pure style of piano playing.
2. Complete; utter: pure folly.
3.
a. Having no moral failing or guilt: "I felt pure and sweet as a new baby" (Sylvia Plath).
b. Chaste; virgin.
4. Of unmixed blood or ancestry.
5. Genetics Produced by self-fertilization or continual inbreeding; homozygous: a pure line.
6. Music Free from discordant qualities: pure tones.
7. Linguistics Articulated with a single unchanging speech sound; monophthongal: a pure vowel.
8. Theoretical; not applied: pure science.
9. Philosophy Free of empirical elements: pure reason.

[Middle English pur, from Old French, from Latin pūrus; see peuə- in Indo-European roots.]

pure′ly adv.
pure′ness n.

pure

(pjʊə)
adj
1. not mixed with any extraneous or dissimilar materials, elements, etc: pure nitrogen.
2. free from tainting or polluting matter; clean; wholesome: pure water.
3. free from moral taint or defilement: pure love.
4. (prenominal) (intensifier): pure stupidity; a pure coincidence.
5. (of a subject, etc) studied in its theoretical aspects rather than for its practical applications: pure mathematics; pure science. Compare applied
6. (Phonetics & Phonology) (of a vowel) pronounced with more or less unvarying quality without any glide; monophthongal
7. (Linguistics) (of a consonant) not accompanied by another consonant
8. (Anthropology & Ethnology) of supposedly unmixed racial descent
9. (Genetics) genetics biology breeding true for one or more characteristics; homozygous
10. (Biology) genetics biology breeding true for one or more characteristics; homozygous
11. (Music, other) music
a. (of a sound) composed of a single frequency without overtones
b. (of intervals in the system of just intonation) mathematically accurate in respect to the ratio of one frequency to another
[C13: from Old French pur, from Latin pūrus unstained]
ˈpureness n

pure

(pyʊər)

adj. pur•er, pur•est.
1. free from adulterating or extraneous matter: pure gold.
2. free from contamination, pollution, or dirt; clean: pure water.
3. not modified by an admixture; simple or homogeneous: pure white.
4. absolute; utter; sheer: pure joy.
5. being that and nothing else; mere: a pure accident.
6. of unmixed descent or ancestry.
7. free from foreign elements: pure Attic Greek.
8. free from blemishes; clear; spotless: pure skin.
9. (of literary style) straightforward; unaffected.
10. abstract or theoretical (opposed to applied): pure science.
11. without any discordant quality; clear and true: a pure tone in music.
12. untainted with evil or guilt; innocent.
13. physically chaste; virgin.
14. ceremonially or ritually clean.
15. independent of sense or experience: pure knowledge.
16. Genetics.
b. containing only one characteristic for a trait.
17. (of a vowel sound) maintaining the same quality throughout its duration; monophthongal.
[1250–1300; Middle English pur < Old French < Latin pūrus clean, unmixed, plain, pure]
pure′ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.pure - free of extraneous elements of any kind; "pure air and water"; "pure gold"; "pure primary colors"; "the violin's pure and lovely song"; "pure tones"; "pure oxygen"
clean - ritually clean or pure
processed - prepared or converted from a natural state by subjecting to a special process; "processed ores"
impure - combined with extraneous elements
2.pure - without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers; "an arrant fool"; "a complete coward"; "a consummate fool"; "a double-dyed villain"; "gross negligence"; "a perfect idiot"; "pure folly"; "what a sodding mess"; "stark staring mad"; "a thoroughgoing villain"; "utter nonsense"; "the unadulterated truth"
unmitigated - not diminished or moderated in intensity or severity; sometimes used as an intensifier; "unmitigated suffering"; "an unmitigated horror"; "an unmitigated lie"
3.pure - (of color) being chromatically pure; not diluted with white or grey or black
4.pure - free from discordant qualities
harmonious - musically pleasing
5.pure - concerned with theory and data rather than practice; opposed to applied; "pure science"
theoretical - concerned with theories rather than their practical applications; "theoretical physics"
6.pure - (used of persons or behaviors) having no faults; sinless; "I felt pure and sweet as a new baby"- Sylvia Plath; "pure as the driven snow"
chaste - morally pure (especially not having experienced sexual intercourse); "a holy woman innocent and chaste"
impure - (used of persons or behaviors) immoral or obscene; "impure thoughts"
7.pure - in a state of sexual virginitypure - in a state of sexual virginity; "pure and vestal modesty"; "a spinster or virgin lady"; "men have decreed that their women must be pure and virginal"
chaste - morally pure (especially not having experienced sexual intercourse); "a holy woman innocent and chaste"

pure

adjective
1. unmixed, real, clear, true, simple, natural, straight, perfect, genuine, neat, authentic, flawless, unalloyed The ancient alchemists tried to transmute base metals into pure gold.
unmixed mixed, flawed, alloyed, imperfect, adulterated
3. theoretical, abstract, philosophical, speculative, academic, conceptual, hypothetical, conjectural, non-practical Physics isn't just about pure science with no practical applications.
theoretical applied, practical
4. complete, total, perfect, absolute, mere, sheer, patent, utter, outright, thorough, downright, palpable, unqualified, out-and-out, unmitigated The old man turned to give her a look of pure surprise.
complete qualified
5. innocent, virgin, modest, good, true, moral, maidenly, upright, honest, immaculate, impeccable, righteous, virtuous, squeaky-clean, blameless, chaste, virginal, unsullied, guileless, uncorrupted, unstained, undefiled, unspotted a pure and chaste maiden
innocent corrupt, spoiled, contaminated, obscene, indecent, untrue, immoral, sinful, unclean, defiled, impure, immodest, unchaste
Quotations
"My strength is as the strength of ten"
"Because my heart is pure" [Alfred, Lord Tennyson `Sir Galahad']
"Unto the pure all things are pure" Bible: II Timothy

pure

adjective
1. Not diluted or mixed with other substances:
2. Free from extraneous elements:
5. Morally beyond reproach, especially in sexual conduct:
Translations
تام، كامِلصافٍ، نَقي، خالِصعَفيف، طاهِرنَقِيٌّواضِح، صافٍ
čistýryzíúplnýčirý
renklar
puhdasviatonvirheetön
čist
tiszta
algerhreinnhreinn, flekklausómengaîur, ekta
純粋な
순수한
grynakraujisgrynaveislisgryninimasgrynintigrynumas
pilnīgs, tīrsskaidrstīrs
čist
ren
บริสุทธิ์
tinh khiết

pure

[pjʊəʳ]
A. ADJ (purer (compar) (purest (superl)))
1. (= unadulterated) [wool, alcohol, substance] → puro; [silk] → natural
a pure wool jumperun jersey de lana pura
it's blackmail, pure and simpleesto es chantaje, lisa y llanamente
2. (= clean, clear) [air, water, sound, light] → puro
3. (= sheer) [pleasure, luck, coincidence, speculation] → puro
the whole story was pure inventiontodo fue puro cuento
by pure chancepor pura casualidad
4. (= theoretical) → puro
pure mathematics/sciencematemáticas fpl/ciencias fpl puras
5. (= virgin, blameless) → puro
pure in or of heart (liter) → limpio de corazón
pure in mind and bodyde mente y cuerpo puros
as pure as the driven snowpuro como la nieve
B. CPD pure vowel Nvocal f simple
PURE

Position of "puro"
You should generally put puro after the noun when you mean pure in the sense of "uncontaminated" or "unadulterated" and before the noun in the sense of "sheer" or "plain": ...pure olive oil... ...aceite puro de oliva... It's pure coincidence Es pura coincidencia

pure

[ˈpjʊər] adj
(= unmixed, unadulterated) [silk, wool, orange juice] → pur(e) before n; [gold, white] → pur(e) after n
a ring made of pure gold → une bague en or pur
This dress is pure silk → Cette robe est en pure soie.
a pure wool jumper → un pull en pure laine
pure orange juice → du pur jus d'orange
(= clean) [water, air] → pur(e)
(= complete) [coincidence, luck] → pur(e) before n; [speculation] → pur(e) before n; [genius] → à l'état pur
It was pure luck that our paths crossed → Ce fut par pure chance que nos chemins se sont croisés.
I had planted them for the pure pleasure of it → Je les avais plantés par pur plaisir.
pure joy → une joie sans mélange
When the sun shone, it was pure joy to cruise along the rivers
BUT Quand le soleil brillait, c'était une pure joie de voguer le long des rivières.
To sleep on my own was pure bliss → Dormir toute seule était un pur bonheur.
a look of pure surprise → une expression de totale surprise, une expression de surprise totale
to be pure speculation → être pure spéculation
pure and simple → pur(e) et simple
pure and simple
It's blackmail pure and simple → C'est du chantage pur et simple.
They are murderers pure and simple → Ce sont des meurtriers, purement et simplement.
Grant came back because he loves me, pure and simple → Grant est revenu parce qu'il m'aime, purement et simplement.
(= theoretical) [science, maths, research] → pur(e)
He's doing pure maths → Il fait des mathématiques pures.
(= chaste) [woman, girl, thoughts] → pur(e)

pure

adj (+er)
rein; motiveehrlich, lauter (geh); (= utter) madness, nonsense etc alsoreinste(r, s); she stared at him in pure disbeliefsie starrte ihn ganz ungläubig an; by pure chancedurch puren Zufall, rein zufällig; malice pure and simplereine Bosheit; a pure wool dressein Kleid aus reiner Wolle, ein reinwollenes Kleid; blessed are the pure in heart (Bibl) → selig, die reinen Herzens sind
(= theoretical) chemistryrein, theoretisch; maths, research, sciencerein

pure

[pjʊəʳ] adj (-r (comp) (-st (superl))) → puro/a
the pure in heart → i puri di cuore
as pure as the driven snow → innocente come un bambino
a pure wool jumper → un golf di pura lana
pure mathematics → matematica pura
it's laziness pure and simple → è pura pigrizia
by pure chance → per puro caso

pure

(ˈpjuə) adjective
1. not mixed with anything especially dirty or less valuable. pure gold.
2. clean, especially morally. pure thoughts.
3. complete; absolute. a pure accident.
4. (of sounds) clear; keeping in tune. She sang in a high pure tone.
ˈpurely adverb
ˈpureness noun
ˈpurity noun
ˈpurify (-fai) verb
to make pure. What is the best way to purify the air?
ˌpurifiˈcation (-fi-) noun
ˌpure-ˈblooded adjective
of unmixed race. a pure-blooded Englishman.
ˌpure-ˈbred adjective
(of animals) of unmixed breed; thoroughbred. a pure-bred Arab horse.
pure and simple
(used after a noun) nothing but. It was an accident pure and simple.

pure

نَقِيٌّ čistý ren rein αγνός puro puhdas pur čist puro 純粋な 순수한 puur ren czysty puro чистый ren บริสุทธิ์ saf tinh khiết 纯的

pure

a. puro-a, sin contaminación.

pure

adj puro
References in classic literature ?
I wish we could wash from out hearts and souls The stains of the week away, And let water and air by their magic make Ourselves as pure as they.
The act was one of pure affection and cutting regret that some vague adventure that had been present in the spirit of the night would now never be realized.
It has great value not only from the amount of pure gold that is in it, but as an antique.
She was dressed in pure white, with a fluffiness of ruffles that became her.
Though his person was more than usually screened by a green and fringed hunting- shirt, like that of the white man, there was no concealment to his dark, glancing, fearless eye, alike terrible and calm; the bold outline of his high, haughty features, pure in their native red; or to the dignified elevation of his receding forehead, together with all the finest proportions of a noble head, bared to the generous scalping tuft.
Jennie looked at the wall in amazement, but I told her merrily that I did it out of pure spite at the vicious thing.
Why, what we thought was pure and simple mud is what they call 'gold-bearing cement.
She scowls dreadfully, reason or none, out of pure ugliness of temper.
Thus the young and pure would be taught to look at her, with the scarlet letter flaming on her breast -- at her, the child of honourable parents -- at her, the mother of a babe that would hereafter be a woman -- at her, who had once been innocent -- as the figure, the body, the reality of sin.
She wore the ornaments of pure yellow gold, which her great-great-grandmother had brought over from Saar dam; the tempting stomacher of the olden time, and withal a provokingly short petticoat, to display the prettiest foot and ankle in the country round.
There came suddenly an hour after which, as I look back, the affair seems to me to have been all pure suffering; but I have at least reached the heart of it, and the straightest road out is doubtless to advance.
Finally, I always go to sea as a sailor, because of the wholesome exercise and pure air of the forecastle deck.

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