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pure

(pyūr),
Unadulterated; free from admixture or contamination with any extraneous matter.
[L. purus]

pure

(pūr) free from mixture with or contamination by other materials.

pure

[pyo̅o̅r]
1 free of contamination by extraneous matter.
2 a state in which a substance contains nothing other than itself.

pure

Drug slang
noun A regional term for uncut heroin

pure

(pyūr)
Unadulterated; free from admixture or contamination with any extraneous matter.
[L. purus]
References in classic literature ?
These are the spirits of the flowers, and this the Fairy Home where those whose hearts were pure and loving on the earth come to bloom in fadeless beauty here, when their earthly life is past.
I can only ask of you the power to be as pure and gentle as yourselves, as tender and loving to the weak and sorrowing, as untiring in kindly deeds to all.
Cezanne, an exponent and champion of pure painting if there ever was one, but likewise identifying it with deadpan, "objective" realism, rejected Gauguin's and van Gogh's art because it was too flat; he told Emile Bernard that Gauguin and van Gogh painted "Chinese pictures.
Despite previous research suggesting that polyester-cotton blends should be less flammable than pure cotton, these blends have been involved in a disproportionate number of clothing fires, he notes.

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