Purer



[pyoo r] /pyʊər/

adjective, purer, purest.
1.
free from anything of a different, inferior, or contaminating kind; free from extraneous matter:
pure gold; pure water.
2.
unmodified by an admixture; simple or homogeneous.
3.
of unmixed descent or ancestry:
a pure breed of dog.
4.
free from foreign or inappropriate elements:
pure Attic Greek.
5.
clear; free from blemishes:
pure skin.
6.
(of literary style) straightforward; unaffected.
7.
abstract or theoretical (opposed to ):
pure science.
8.
without any discordant quality; clear and true:
pure tones in music.
9.
absolute; utter; sheer:
to sing for pure joy.
10.
being that and nothing else; mere:
a pure accident.
11.
clean, spotless, or unsullied:
pure hands.
12.
untainted with evil; innocent:
pure in heart.
13.
physically chaste; virgin.
14.
ceremonially or ritually clean.
15.
free of or without guilt; guiltless.
16.
independent of sense or experience:
pure knowledge.
17.
Biology, Genetics.

18.
Phonetics. .
/pjʊə/
adjective
1.
not mixed with any extraneous or dissimilar materials, elements, etc: pure nitrogen
2.
free from tainting or polluting matter; clean; wholesome: pure water
3.
free from moral taint or defilement: pure love
4.
(prenominal) (intensifier): pure stupidity, a pure coincidence
5.
(of a subject, etc) studied in its theoretical aspects rather than for its practical applications: pure mathematics, pure science Compare applied
6.
(of a vowel) pronounced with more or less unvarying quality without any glide; monophthongal
7.
(of a consonant) not accompanied by another consonant
8.
of supposedly unmixed racial descent
9.
(genetics, biology) breeding true for one or more characteristics; homozygous
10.
(music)

adj.

c.1300 (late 12c. as a surname, and Old English had purlamb “lamb without a blemish”), “unmixed,” also “absolutely, entirely,” from Old French pur “pure, simple, absolute, unalloyed,” figuratively “simple, sheer, mere” (12c.), from Latin purus “clean, clear; unmixed; unadorned; chaste, undefiled,” from PIE root *peue- “to purify, cleanse” (cf. Latin putus “clear, pure;” Sanskrit pavate “purifies, cleanses,” putah “pure;” Middle Irish ur “fresh, new;” Old High German fowen “to sift”).

Replaced Old English hlutor. Meaning “free from moral corruption” is first recorded mid-14c. In reference to bloodlines, attested from late 15c.

pure (pyur)
adj. pur·er, pur·est

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