Impure

usgb/ɪmˈpjʊr/Volume
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Physical PurityPlay
Used when talking about actual substances like water, air, or materials that have unwanted elements. SlideThe factory's waste made the river impure.
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Context SensitivityPlay
Understanding 'impure' can depend on cultural beliefs about what is considered clean or not. SlideIn some cultures, eating certain foods is considered impure.
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Safety ConcernPlay
When used for substances, 'impure' hints at potential harm or unsuitability for use. SlideImpure chemicals can be dangerous in experiments.