|1.||Not pure; not clean; dirty; foul; filthy; containing something which is unclean or unwholesome; mixed or impregnated extraneous substances; adulterated; |
|2.||Defiled by sin or guilt; unholy; unhallowed; - said of persons or things.|
|3.||Unchaste; lewd; unclean; obscene; |
|4.||(Script.) Not purified according to the ceremonial law of Moses; unclean.|
|5.||(Language) Not accurate; not idiomatic; |
|v. t.||1.||To defile; to pollute.|
|Adj.||1.||impure - combined with extraneous elements|
pure - 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.||impure - used of persons or behaviors; not morally pure; "impure thoughts"|
pure - 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"
|3.||impure - ritually unclean or impure; "and the swine...is unclean to you"-Leviticus 11:3|