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pure

adjective
 
 
/pjʊər/
NOT MIXED B1 A pure substance is not mixed with anything else: pure gold pure woolUnspoiltPerfect and faultless
EMPHASIS [always before noun] B2 used to emphasize that a feeling, quality, or state is completely and only that thing: pure coincidence Her face had a look of pure delight.Very and extremeComplete and wholeIntensifying expressions
CLEAN B1 clean and healthy: pure air/water UnspoiltPerfect and faultlessClean and tidy
pure mathematics/physics, etc the study of mathematics/physics, etc based only on ideas and not on practical useSubjects and disciplines
GOOD completely good and not having any bad qualities or bad moralsUnspoiltPerfect and faultlessVirtue and moral good
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