pure

pure
[[t]pyʊər[/t]]
adj. pur•er, pur•est
1) free from adulterating or extraneous matter:
pure gold[/ex]
2) free from contamination, pollution, or dirt; clean:
pure water[/ex]
3) not modified by an admixture; simple or homogeneous:
pure white[/ex]
4) absolute; utter; sheer:
pure joy[/ex]
5) being that and nothing else; mere:
a pure accident[/ex]
6) of unmixed descent or ancestry
7) free from foreign elements:
pure Attic Greek[/ex]
8) free from blemishes; clear; spotless:
pure skin[/ex]
9) (of literary style) straightforward; unaffected
10) abstract or theoretical (opposed to applied):
pure science[/ex]
11) without any discordant quality; clear and true:
a pure tone in music[/ex]
12) untainted with evil or guilt; innocent
13) physically chaste; virgin
14) ceremonially or ritually clean
15) independent of sense or experience:
pure knowledge[/ex]
16) bio Genetics.
b) containing only one characteristic for a trait
17) phn (of a vowel sound) maintaining the same quality throughout its duration; monophthongal
Etymology: 1250–1300; ME pur < OF < L pūrus clean, unmixed, plain, pure pure′ness, n.

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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