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adjective American English pronunciation: pure /pjʊr/ 
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adjectivepure
comparativepurer
superlativepurest
 
  1. 2
    [only before noun] used for emphasizing the amount or degree of something

    a scream of pure terror

    pure chance/coincidence/luck:

    Perhaps it was pure chance that the other woman happened to be there.

  2. 3
    a pure sound, color, light, etc. is very clear and beautiful

    The flowers were a pure white.

    the pure sound of children laughing

  3. 5
    a pure person or pure behavior is free from wrong, especially in sexual matters

    He cannot claim to have led an absolutely pure life.

    It is hard to be humble, and nobody is pure.

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