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Meaning of pure

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      adj 1: free of extraneous elements of any kind; "pure air and
             water"; "pure gold"; "pure primary colors"; "the violin's
             pure and lovely song"; "pure tones"; "pure oxygen" [ant:
      2: without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative)
         intensifiers; "an arrant fool"; "a complete coward"; "a
         consummate fool"; "a double-dyed villain"; "gross
         negligence"; "a perfect idiot"; "pure folly"; "what a sodding
         mess"; "stark staring mad"; "a thoroughgoing villain"; "utter
         nonsense"; "the unadulterated truth" [syn: {arrant(a)},
         {complete(a)}, {consummate(a)}, {double-dyed(a)},
         {everlasting(a)}, {gross(a)}, {perfect(a)}, {pure(a)},
         {sodding(a)}, {stark(a)}, {staring(a)}, {thoroughgoing(a)},
         {utter(a)}, {unadulterated}]
      3: (of color) being chromatically pure; not diluted with white
         or grey or black [syn: {saturated}, {pure}] [ant:
      4: free from discordant qualities
      5: concerned with theory and data rather than practice; opposed
         to applied; "pure science"
      6: (used of persons or behaviors) having no faults; sinless; "I
         felt pure and sweet as a new baby"- Sylvia Plath; "pure as
         the driven snow" [ant: {impure}]
      7: in a state of sexual virginity; "pure and vestal modesty"; "a
         spinster or virgin lady"; "men have decreed that their women
         must be pure and virginal" [syn: {pure}, {vestal}, {virgin},
         {virginal}, {virtuous}]

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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