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purity

noun [U] uk   /ˈpjʊə.rɪ.ti/  us   /ˈpjʊr.ə.t̬i/

purity noun [U] (NOT MIXED)

C1 the state of not being mixed with anything else: the atrocities carried out in the name of ethnic/racial purity the clear and perfect quality of a sound: the purity of her voiceC1 the fact of being clean or free from harmful substances: air/water purity
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purity noun [U] (MORALLY GOOD)

the quality of being morally good or the state of not having sex: the purity and innocence of children For Christians, the Virgin Mary is a symbol of purity.
Translations of “purity”
in Korean 순수성, 순도…
in Arabic نَقاء…
in Portuguese pureza…
in Catalan puresa…
in Japanese 清らかさ, 純粋さ, 清潔さ…
in Italian purezza…
in Chinese (Traditional) 純淨, 純粹, (聲音的)純淨,清晰,純正…
in Russian чистота…
in Turkish saflık, halislik, temizlik…
in Chinese (Simplified) 纯净, 纯粹, (声音的)纯净,清晰,纯正…
in Polish czystość…
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