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Dictionary definition for: Pure

1. (a) free of extraneous elements of any kind; "pure air and water" "pure gold" "pure primary colors" "the violin''s pure and lovely song" "pure tones"

2. (s) concerned with theory and data rather than practice; opposed to applied; "pure science"

3. (a) (of color) being chromatically pure; not diluted with white or gray or black

4. (s) free from discordant qualities

5. (a) used of persons or behaviors; having no faults; sinless; "I felt pure and sweet as a new baby"- Sylvia Plath; "pure as the driven snow"

6. (s) in a state of sexual virginity; "pure and vestal modesty" "a spinster or virgin lady" "men have decreed that their women must be pure and virginal"

7. (s) not mixed; "pure oxygen"

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