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English definition of “pure”


adjective (NOT MIXED)    /pjʊər/ US  /pjʊr/
B1 not mixed with anything else: a pure cotton shirt pure orange juice pure English honey a pure Arab horseNatural and artificial describes a colour that is not mixed with any other colour: a swan's pure white plumageThe qualities of colour describes a sound that is clear and perfect: the pure vocal tones of the choirboyDescribing qualities of sound B1 clean and free from harmful substances: The mountain air was wonderfully pure. Tap water is never chemically pure. → Opposite impureClean and tidyUnspoiltPerfect and faultless
(Definition of pure adjective (NOT MIXED) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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