- adj. 纯的；纯粹的；纯洁的；清白的；纯理论的
- n. (Pure)人名；(俄)普雷
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- pure:  Pure goes back ultimately to Latin pūrus ‘clean’, a word of ancient ancestry which was related to Sanskrit pūtás ‘purified’. It reached English via Old French pur. Amongst its Latin derivatives were the verbs pūrificāre ‘make pure’, source of English purify ; pūrāre ‘make pure’, which became French purer ‘purify, strain’, source of English purée ; and pūrigāre, later pūrgāre ‘purify’, source of English expurgate  and purge .
=> expurgate, purge
- pure (adj.)
- c. 1300 (late 12c. as a surname, and Old English had purlamb "lamb without a blemish"), "unmixed," also "absolutely, entirely," from Old French pur "pure, simple, absolute, unalloyed," figuratively "simple, sheer, mere" (12c.), from Latin purus "clean, clear; unmixed; unadorned; chaste, undefiled," from PIE root *peue- "to purify, cleanse" (cognates: Latin putus "clear, pure;" Sanskrit pavate "purifies, cleanses," putah "pure;" Middle Irish ur "fresh, new;" Old High German fowen "to sift").
Replaced Old English hlutor. Meaning "free from moral corruption" is first recorded mid-14c. In reference to bloodlines, attested from late 15c.
- 1. Somehow she'd always been a child in his mind, pure and virginal.
- 2. Hybrids, unlike pure electric cars, never need to be plugged in.
- 3. "Aromatherapy oils" are not pure essential oils but dilutions.
- 4. Physics isn't just about pure science with no immediate applications.
- 5. The old man turned to give her a look of pure surprise.
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