im·pure /(ˈ)ɪmˈpjʊ(ə)r/ 形容詞
1. Not pure; not clean; dirty; foul; filthy; containing something which is unclean or unwholesome; mixed or impregnated extraneous substances; adulterated; as, impure water or air; impure drugs, food, etc.
2. Defiled by sin or guilt; unholy; unhallowed; -- said of persons or things.
3. Unchaste; lewd; unclean; obscene; as, impure language or ideas. “Impure desires.”
4. Script. Not purified according to the ceremonial law of Moses; unclean.
5. Language Not accurate; not idiomatic; as, impure Latin; an impure style.
Im·pure, v. t. To defile; to pollute. [Obs.]
adj 1: combined with extraneous elements [ant: pure]
2: used of persons or behaviors; not morally pure; "impure
thoughts" [ant: pure]
3: ritually unclean or impure; "and the swine...is unclean to
you"-Leviticus 11:3 [syn: unclean] [ant: clean]