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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  
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pure  
      adj  
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  
simon-pure  
      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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pure

  
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  
  
Antonyms     
  
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  

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Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
exp.
easily gained money
adv.
in a line, continuously, in quick succession
n.
line used to secure a sail when stowing it to the yard or boom, or any line used to lash items on a ship
[Naut.]
n.
legal exclusive right of a person in pure virtual property which he can dispose of with its free will.
[Tech.];[Leg.]
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