Definition of “purity” - English Dictionary

“purity” in British English

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puritynoun [ U ]

uk /ˈpjʊə.rə.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 voice

C1 the fact of being clean or free from harmful substances:

air/water purity

More examples

  • The sample's density is a measure of its purity.
  • You can see the purity of the water here.

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