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1 being undiluted or unmixed with extraneous material [syn: pureness] [ant: impurity]
2 the state of being free from sin or moral wrong; lacking a knowledge of evil [syn: sinlessness, innocence]
3 a woman's virtue or chastity [syn: honor, honour]

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  1. The state of being pure.



Extensive Definition

Purity is the absence of impurity in a substance.
Purity may also refer to:

See also

purity in Spanish: Pureza
purity in French: Pureté
purity in Thai: ความบริสุทธิ์

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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