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English noun: impurity

1. impurity (substance) worthless or dangerous material that should be removed


SamplesThere were impurities in the water.


Synonymsdross


Broader (hypernym)waste, waste material, waste matter, waste product

2. impurity (state) the condition of being impure


Synonymsimpureness


Broader (hypernym)condition, status


Narrower (hyponym)admixture, adulteration, alloy, contamination, debasement, dirtiness, pollution, putridity, taint


Antonymspureness, purity









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