Translation of "pure" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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uk /pjʊər/ us /pjʊr/

pure adjective (NOT MIXED)

B1 not mixed with anything else

a pure cotton shirt 纯棉衬衣
pure orange juice 纯橘子汁
pure English honey 纯英格兰蜂蜜
a pure Arab horse 纯种阿拉伯马

A pure colour is not mixed with any other colour.

a swan's pure white plumage 天鹅的纯白色羽毛

A pure sound is clear and perfect.

the pure vocal tones of the choirboy 唱诗班男童纯净的嗓音

B1 clean and free from harmful substances

The mountain air was wonderfully pure. 山上的空气极为纯净。
Tap water is never chemically pure. 自来水从来不是化学上的纯水。

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pure adjective (COMPLETE)

B2 [ before noun ] complete; only

It was pure coincidence/chance that we met. 我们见面纯属巧合。
This last month has been pure hell. 对我们来说,上个月是十足的地狱。
Her face had a look of pure delight. 她满脸的愉悦。
The president dismissed the newspaper reports as pure speculation. 部长称这篇新闻报道纯属臆测而不予理睬。

[ before noun ] used to refer to an area of study that is studied only for the purpose of developing theories about it, not for the purpose of using those theories in a practical way

pure mathematics 理论数学
pure economics 理论经济学
pure and simple

used after a noun to mean "and nothing else"

He is motivated by greed, pure and simple. 他完全是被贪婪所驱使。

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pure adjective (MORALLY GOOD)

behaving in a way that is morally good, especially in things related to sex

I'm trying to think only pure thoughts. 我正试图保持思想纯洁,没有邪念。
He invited me up to his flat for coffee, but I didn't think that his motives were entirely pure. 他邀请我去他的公寓喝咖啡,但我认为他动机不纯。
In many cultures, it is considered important for a woman to keep herself pure (= not to have sex) until she marries. 许多文化对妇女在婚前保持贞洁这一点很是看重。

(Translation of “pure” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)