• Impure

    Pronunciation

    • Rhymes: -ʊə(r)

    Origin

    From Middle French impur, from Latin impurus

    Full definition of impure

    Adjective

    impure

    1. Not pureThe impure gemstone was not good enough to be made into a necklace, so it was thrown out.
    2. Defiled by sin or guilt; unholy; unhallowed
    3. Unchaste; lewd; unclean or obsceneHe was thinking impure thoughts.
    4. (Judaism) Not virgin, having previously had sexual intercourse
      • 2012, Frederick Ramsay, The Eighth Veil: A Jerusalem Mystery“No one would marry her if she was impure, don't you see?” “Impure? Surely if a woman is forcibly deprived of her virginity, she can't be thought of as impure.”

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    Verb

    1. (transitive, obsolete) to defile; to pollute

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