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impurity

im·pu·ri·ty

impurity

 
pronunciation:
ihm pyu rih ti
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
inflections: impurities
definition 1: the state or condition of being impure.
Because of its impurity, this water is not safe to drink.
antonyms:
purity
similar words:
alloy, contamination, pollution
definition 2: (often pl.) something that causes such a state.
This water contains impurities such as metals and biological pollutants that make it unsafe for drinking.
 
similar words:
contaminant, pollutant
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