impurity

  • 1 Impurity — Im*pu ri*ty, n.; pl. Impurities . [L. impuritas: cf. F. impuret[ e].] [1913 Webster] 1. The condition or quality of being impure in any sense; defilement; foulness; adulteration. [1913 Webster] Profaneness, impurity, or scandal, is not wit.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 impurity — index vice Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 impurity — (n.) mid 15c., thing which makes or is impure; c.1500, fact or quality of being impure, from M.Fr. impurité, from impur (see IMPURE (Cf. impure)). Related: Impurities …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 impurity — [n] contaminant adulteration, contamination, corruption, defilement, dirt, filth, foreign matter, grime, pestilence, poisoning, pollutant, pollution, scum, stain, taint, uncleanness; concepts 230,306,674 …

    New thesaurus

  • 5 impurity — ► NOUN (pl. impurities) 1) the quality or condition of being impure. 2) a thing which impairs the purity of something …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 impurity — [im pyoor′ə tē] n. [OFr impurité < L impuritas] 1. the state or quality of being impure 2. pl. impurities an impure thing or element …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 Impurity — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Impurity >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 impurity impurity Sgm: N 1 uncleanness uncleanness &c.(filth) 653 Sgm: N 1 immodesty immodesty Sgm: N 1 grossness grossness &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 indelicacy …

    English dictionary for students

  • 8 Impurity — For other uses, see Impurity (disambiguation). Impurities are substances inside a confined amount of liquid, gas, or solid, which differ from the chemical composition of the material or compound. Impurities are either naturally occurring or added …

    Wikipedia

  • 9 impurity — UK [ɪmˈpjʊərətɪ] / US [ɪmˈpjʊrətɪ] noun Word forms impurity : singular impurity plural impurities 1) [countable] an amount of a substance, especially one that is not valuable or is of low quality, that is present in another substance new methods… …

    English dictionary

  • 10 impurity — noun 1) the impurity of the cast iron Syn: adulteration, debasement, degradation, corruption; contamination, pollution 2) the impurities in beer Syn: contaminant, pollutant, foreign body, foreign matter; dross …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 11 impurity — noun /ɪmˈpjɝɪti,ɪmˈpjuɹɪti/ a) The condition of being impure; because of contamination, pollution, adulteration or insufficient purification. Even animals in the Jewish system cause impurity only when they are dead …

    Wiktionary

  • 12 impurity — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Moral uncleanness Nouns 1. impurity, immodesty, grossness, indelicacy, indecency; pornography, curiosa, obscenity, ribaldry, smut, bawdy, filth, double entendre; coprophilia; pornographic movie, blue… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 13 impurity — im|pu|ri|ty [ ım pjurəti ] noun 1. ) count an amount of a substance, especially one that is not valuable or is of low quality, that is present in another substance: new methods for removing the impurities in wine 2. ) uncount the quality of not… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 impurity — [[t]ɪmpjʊ͟ərɪti[/t]] impurities 1) N COUNT: usu pl Impurities are substances that are present in small quantities in another substance and make it dirty or of an unacceptable quality. The air in the factory is filtered to remove impurities. 2) N… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 impurity — priemaiša statusas T sritis automatika atitikmenys: angl. admixture; impurity vok. Beimengung, f; Fremdstoff, m; Zusatz, m rus. примесь, f pranc. additif, m; impureté, f …

    Automatikos terminų žodynas

  • 16 impurity — priemaiša statusas T sritis Standartizacija ir metrologija apibrėžtis Nedidelis pašalinės medžiagos kiekis pagrindinėje medžiagoje. atitikmenys: angl. admixture; impurity vok. Beimischung, f; Fremdstörstelle, f; Störstelle, f rus. примесь, f… …

    Penkiakalbis aiškinamasis metrologijos terminų žodynas

  • 17 impurity — priemaiša statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Nedidelis nepageidautinos pašalinės medžiagos kiekis pagrindinėje medžiagoje. atitikmenys: angl. impurity rus. примесь …

    Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • 18 impurity — priemaiša statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. admixture; impurity vok. Beimischung, f; Fremdstörstelle, f; Störstelle, f rus. примесь, f pranc. impureté, f …

    Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • 19 impurity — mikropriemaišos statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Nedidelis nepageidaujamos medžiagos kiekis pagrindinėje medžiagoje. atitikmenys: angl. impurity vok. Fremdstoff, m; Zusatzstoff, m rus. примесь, f …

    Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • 20 impurity — noun (plural ties) Date: 15th century 1. something that is impure or makes something else impure < removing impurities from water > 2. the quality or state of being impure …

    New Collegiate Dictionary


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