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      n     (Bacteriol)   a culture containing a single species of microorganism  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  
1    not mixed with any extraneous or dissimilar materials, elements, etc.  
pure nitrogen     
2    free from tainting or polluting matter; clean; wholesome  
pure water     
3    free from moral taint or defilement  
pure love     
4    prenominal   (intensifier)  
pure stupidity, a pure coincidence     
5    (of a subject, etc.) studied in its theoretical aspects rather than for its practical applications  
pure mathematics, pure science         Compare       applied  
6    (of a vowel) pronounced with more or less unvarying quality without any glide; monophthongal  
7    (of a consonant) not accompanied by another consonant  
8    of supposedly unmixed racial descent  
9      (Genetics, biology)   breeding true for one or more characteristics; homozygous  
10      (Music)  
a    (of a sound) composed of a single frequency without overtones  
b    (of intervals in the system of just intonation) mathematically accurate in respect to the ratio of one frequency to another  
     (C13: from Old French pur, from Latin purus unstained)  
  pureness      n  

pure culture  
      n     (Bacteriol)   a culture containing a single species of microorganism  
Pure Land sects  
      pl n   Mahayana Buddhist sects venerating the Buddha as the compassionate saviour  
pure line  
      n   a breed or strain of animals or plants in which certain characters appear in successive generations as a result of inbreeding or self-fertilization  
      adj   real; genuine; authentic  
     (C19: from the phrase the real Simon Pure, name of a character in the play A Bold Stroke for a Wife (1717) by Susannah Centlivre (1669--1723) who is impersonated by another character in some scenes)  

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1    authentic, clear, flawless, genuine, natural, neat, perfect, real, simple, straight, true, unalloyed, unmixed  
2    clean, disinfected, germ-free, immaculate, pasteurized, sanitary, spotless, squeaky-clean, sterile, sterilized, unadulterated, unblemished, uncontaminated, unpolluted, untainted, wholesome  
3    blameless, chaste, guileless, honest, immaculate, impeccable, innocent, maidenly, modest, true, uncorrupted, undefiled, unspotted, unstained, unsullied, upright, virgin, virginal, virtuous  
4    absolute, complete, mere, outright, sheer, thorough, unmitigated, unqualified, utter  
5    abstract, academic, philosophical, speculative, theoretical  
1 & 2    adulterated, contaminated, dirty, filthy, flawed, imperfect, impure, infected, insincere, mixed, polluted, tainted  
3    contaminated, corrupt, defiled, guilty, immodest, immoral, impure, indecent, obscene, sinful, spoiled, unchaste, unclean, untrue  
4    qualified  
5    applied, practical  

English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  

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easily gained money
legal exclusive right of a person in pure virtual property which he can dispose of with its free will.
A culture of internet only jobs has coined the phrase Wirk. Wirk simply means Internet Work. Internet work is defined by job opportunities that did not exist before the rise of the internet and furthermore the work is likely to be carried out over the internet and payment received for work undertaken via the internet. Wirk describes both full time and part time internet work. Because of the nature of Wirk and the ability for anyone that has internet connection to earn money from Wirk, it is currently more likely to be a part time occupation than full time. Paid Online Questionnaires, Content Writing, Search Marketing are all examples of Wirk.
This is a term rising in popularity
An abbreviation of the word 'relationship.' The word describes fans' approval of fictional or desired romances between characters or pop culture figures.
Example: I totally ship Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber.
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