|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.||Compare applied (of a subject, etc) studied in its theoretical aspects rather than for its practical applications: pure mathematics; pure science|
|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|
|a. (of a sound) composed of a single frequency without overtones|
|b. (of intervals in the system of just intonation) mathematically accurate in respect to the ratio of one frequency to another|
|[C13: from Old French pur, from Latin pūrus unstained]|
adj. pur·er, pur·est
Having a homogeneous or uniform composition; not mixed.
Free from adulterants or impurities.
Produced by self-fertilization or continual inbreeding; homozygous.