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impuritynoun

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 ​healthrisk.
  • impurity noun (BAD)

[U] literary or humorous sexualthoughts or ​behaviour that are ​wrong or not ​moral
(Definition of impurity from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “impurity”
in Chinese (Simplified) 混杂, 不纯的, 劣质的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 混雜, 雜質,不純…
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