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pure Idioms & Phrases

army of the pure

  • noun a brutal terrorist group active in Kashmir; fights against India with the goal of restoring Islamic rule of India
    Army of the Righteous; LET; Lashkar-e-Taiba; Lashkar-e-Tayyiba; Lashkar-e-Toiba.
    • Lashkar-e-Toiba has committed mass murders of civilian Hindus

make pure

  • verb remove impurities from, increase the concentration of, and separate through the process of distillation
    purify; sublimate; distill.
    • purify the water

pure absence

  • noun an absence seizure without other complications; followed by 3-per-sec brainwave spikes
    simple absence.

pure binary numeration system

  • noun a positional system of numeration that uses binary digits and a radix of two
    binary system; binary numeration system; binary number system.

Pure blue

  • . (Chem.) See Methylene blue, under Methylene.
Webster 1913

Pure chemistry

  • . See under Chemistry.
Webster 1913

pure gold

  • noun 100 per cent gold
    24-karat gold.

pure imaginary number

  • noun an imaginary number of the form a+bi where a is 0

Pure mathematics

  • noun the branches of mathematics that study and develop the principles of mathematics for their own sake rather than for their immediate usefulness
  • that portion of mathematics which treats of the principles of the science, or contradistinction to applied mathematics, which treats of the application of the principles to the investigation of other branches of knowledge, or to the practical wants of life. See Mathematics. Davies & Peck (Math. Dict. )
Webster 1913

pure tone

  • noun a steady sound without overtones
    • they tested his hearing with pure tones of different frequencies

Pure villenage

  • (Feudal Law), a tenure of lands by uncertain services at the will of the lord. Blackstone.
Webster 1913


  • completely or totally impure. "The inhabitants were pure-impure pagans." Fuller.
Webster 1913

"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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