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pure

adjective (COMPLETE)    /pjʊər/ US  /pjʊr/
B2 [before noun] complete; only: It was pure coincidence/chance that we met. This last month has been pure hell. Her face had a look of pure delight. The minister dismissed the newspaper reports as pure speculation.Complete and wholeVery and extreme [before noun] describes an area of study that is studied only for the purpose of developing theories about it, not for the purpose of using those theories in a practical way: pure mathematics pure economicsSubjects and disciplines pure and simple used after a noun to mean 'and nothing else': He is motivated by greed, pure and simple.Intensifying expressions
(Definition of pure adjective (COMPLETE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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