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puritynoun [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 ​atrocitiescarried out in the ​name of ​ethnic/​racial purity the ​clear and ​perfectquality of a ​sound: the purity of her ​voiceC1 the ​fact of being ​clean or ​free from ​harmfulsubstances: air/​water purity

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(Definition of purity from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “purity”
in Arabic نَقاء…
in Korean 순수성, 순도…
in Portuguese pureza…
in Catalan puresa…
in Japanese 清らかさ, 純粋さ, 清潔さ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 纯净, 纯粹, (声音的)纯净,清晰,纯正…
in Turkish saflık, halislik, temizlik…
in Russian чистота…
in Chinese (Traditional) 純淨, 純粹, (聲音的)純淨,清晰,純正…
in Italian purezza…
in Polish czystość…
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