Definitions for: Impure

[adj] (religion) ritually unclean or impure; "and the unclean to you"-Leviticus 11:3
[adj] used of persons or behaviors; not morally pure; "impure thoughts"
[adj] combined with extraneous elements

Webster (1913) Definition: Im*pure", a. [L. impurus; pref. im- not + purus pure:
cf. F. impur. See Pure.]
1. Not pure; not clean; dirty; foul; filthy; containing
something which is unclean or unwholesome; mixed or
impregnated extraneous substances; adulterated; as, impure
water or air; impure drugs, food, etc.

2. Defiled by sin or guilt; unholy; unhallowed; -- said of
persons or things.

3. Unchaste; lewd; unclean; obscene; as, impure language or
ideas. ``Impure desires.'' --Cowper.

4. (Script.) Not purified according to the ceremonial law of
Moses; unclean.

5. (Language) Not accurate; not idiomatic; as, impure Latin;
an impure style.

Im*pure", v. t.
To defile; to pollute. [Obs.] --Bp. Hall.

Synonyms: adulterate, adulterated, alloyed, bastardised, bastardized, composite, contaminated, debased, defiled, dingy, maculate, muddied, muddy, nonkosher, polluted, terefah, tref, unclean, unpurified, untouchable

Antonyms: clean, pure

See Also: dirty, impure, soiled, unchaste, unprocessed

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