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impurity

noun uk   /ɪmˈpjʊə.rɪ.ti/  us   /-ˈpjʊr.ə.t̬i/

impurity noun (MIXED)

[C or U] the fact that a substance is dirty or lower in quality because it is mixed with another substance, or something that causes this: Impurities are removed from the blood by the kidneys. The impurity of the water is a health risk.

impurity noun (BAD)

[U] literary or humorous sexual thoughts or behaviour that are wrong or not moral
Translations of “impurity”
in Chinese (Traditional) 混雜, 雜質,不純…
in Chinese (Simplified) 混杂, 不纯的, 劣质的…
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