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[pyoo r-i-tee] /ˈpyʊər ɪ ti/

the condition or quality of being ; freedom from anything that debases, contaminates, pollutes, etc.:
the purity of drinking water.
freedom from any admixture or modifying addition.
ceremonial or ritual cleanness.
freedom from guilt or evil; innocence.
physical chastity; virginity.
freedom from foreign or inappropriate elements; careful correctness:
purity of expression.
Optics. the chroma, saturation, or degree of freedom from white of a given color.
cleanness or spotlessness, as of garments.
the state or quality of being pure
(physics) a measure of the amount of a single-frequency colour in a mixture of spectral and achromatic colours

c.1200, from Old French purete “simple truth,” earlier purte (12c., Modern French pureté), from Late Latin puritatem (nominative puritas) “cleanness, pureness,” from Latin purus “clean, pure, unmixed; chaste, undefiled” (see pure (adj.)).


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