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adj. im·pur·er, im·pur·est
1. Not pure or clean; contaminated.
2. Not purified by religious rite; unclean.
3. Immoral or sinful: impure thoughts.
4. Mixed with another, usually inferior substance; adulterated.
5. Being a composite of more than one color or mixed with black or white.
6. Deriving from more than one source, style, or convention; eclectic: an impure art form.

im·pure′ly adv.
im·pure′ness n.
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nuclear deterrence), but also private benefits acquired by each member specifically, as well as impurely public benefits associated with limiting damage to a specific member (e.
As a maiden, pure of stain, To be impurely slaughtered at the age when she should wed, Sorrowful sacrifice slain at her father's hand instead, All this for fair and favourable winds to sail the fleet along
If, therefore, a good does not display both excludability (nonexcludability) and rivalry (nonrivalry) in their pure forms, the good is called impurely public.
Chemical nerve agents, when impurely mixed, tend to degrade quickly, even within several weeks to months.
While the good is costlessly accessible to all agents, it is impurely public because the club is able to partially exclude its members from its consumption through sacrifice requirements.