Definition of “impurity” - English Dictionary

“impurity” in British English

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impuritynoun

uk /ɪmˈpjʊə.rə.ti/ us /ɪmˈpjʊr.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

(Definition of “impurity” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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