impure Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"impure" in British English

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impureadjective

uk   /ɪmˈpjʊər/  us   /-ˈpjʊr/

impure adjective (MIXED)

mixed with other ​substances and ​thereforelower in ​quality: impure ​heroin/​gold

impure adjective (BAD)

literary or humorous involvingsexualthoughts or ​behaviour that are ​wrong or not ​moral: She was ​accused of having impure thoughts about her ​malestudents.
(Definition of impure from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"impure" in American English

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impureadjective

 us   /ɪmˈpjʊər/
mixed with other ​substances and ​thereforeharmful or ​lower in ​quality: impure ​drinkingwater
impurity
noun [C]  us   /ɪmˈpjʊr·ɪ·t̬i/
Impurities are ​removed from the ​blood by the ​kidneys.
(Definition of impure from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “impure”
in Spanish impuro…
in Vietnamese bẩn…
in Malaysian kotor…
in Thai ซึ่งไม่บริสุทธิ์…
in French impur…
in German unrein…
in Chinese (Simplified) 混杂的, 不纯的, 劣质的…
in Turkish katışık, karışık, saf olmayan…
in Russian нечистый, с примесью…
in Indonesian kotor…
in Chinese (Traditional) 混雜的, 不純的, 劣質的…
in Polish zanieczyszczony…
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