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English noun: impurity

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

SamplesThere were impurities in the water.


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

2. impurity (state) the condition of being impure


Broader (hypernym)condition, status

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

Antonymspureness, purity

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