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impurity (plural impurities)
- 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.
- A component or additive that renders something else impure.
The impurities in the iron ore made extraction of the iron very difficult.
- A state of immorality or sin; especially the weakness of the flesh: inchastity.
With his cheating, lying and stealing, he epitomised the impurity of humanity.
the condition of being impure
a component or additive that renders something else impure
a state of immorality
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