[pyoo r-uh-fawrm] /ˈpyʊər əˌfɔrm/
resembling pus; purulent.
[pyoo r-uh-fahy] /ˈpyʊər əˌfaɪ/ verb (used with object), purified, purifying. 1. to make pure; free from anything that debases, pollutes, adulterates, or contaminates: to purify metals. 2. to free from foreign, extraneous, or objectionable elements: to purify a language. 3. to free from guilt or evil. 4. to clear or purge (usually followed by of […]
[poo r-im; Sephardic Hebrew poo-reem; Ashkenazic Hebrew poo r-im] /ˈpʊər ɪm; Sephardic Hebrew puˈrim; Ashkenazic Hebrew ˈpʊər ɪm/ noun 1. a Jewish festival celebrated on the 14th day of the month of Adar in commemoration of the deliverance of the Jews in Persia from destruction by Haman. /ˈpʊərɪm; Hebrew puːˈriːm/ noun 1. a Jewish holiday […]
- Purim pur
a lot, lots, a festival instituted by the Jews (Esther 9:24-32) in ironical commemoration of Haman’s consultation of the Pur (a Persian word), for the purpose of ascertaining the auspicious day for executing his cruel plot against their nation. It became a national institution by the common consent of the Jews, and is observed by […]
[pyoo r-een, -in] /ˈpyʊər in, -ɪn/ noun, Chemistry, Biochemistry. 1. a white, crystalline compound, C 5 H 4 N 4 , from which is derived a group of compounds including uric acid, xanthine, and caffeine. 2. one of several purine derivatives, especially the bases adenine and guanine, which are fundamental constituents of nucleic acids. /ˈpjʊəriːn/ […]