, completely or totally impure. "The inhabitants were pure-impure pagans." Fuller. Pure blue. (Chem.) See Methylene blue, under Methylene.Pure chemistry. See under Chemistry.Pure mathematics, 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. )Pure villenage(Feudal Law), a tenure of lands by uncertain services at the will of the lord. Blackstone.

Syn. — Unmixed; clear; simple; real; true; genuine; unadulterated; uncorrupted; unsullied; untarnished; unstained; stainless; clean; fair; unspotted; spotless; incorrupt; chaste; unpolluted; undefiled; immaculate; innocent; guiltless; guileless; holy.

(Pured) a. Purified; refined. [Obs.] "Bread of pured wheat." "Pured gold." Chaucer.

(||Pu`rée") n. [F.] A dish made by boiling any article of food to a pulp and rubbing it through a sieve; as, a purée of fish, or of potatoes; especially, a soup the thickening of which is so treated.

(Pure"ly) adv.

1. In a pure manner

2. Nicely; prettily. [Archaic] Halliwell.

(Pure"ness), n. The state of being pure

(Pur"file) n. [See Purfle.] A sort of ancient trimming of tinsel and thread for women's gowns; — called also bobbinwork. [Obs.] Piers Plowman.

(Pur"fle) v. t. [OF. pourfiler; pour for + fil a thread, L. filum. See Profile, and cf. Purl a border.]

1. To decorate with a wrought or flowered border; to embroider; to ornament with metallic threads; as, to purfle with blue and white. P. Plowman.

A goodly lady clad in scarlet red,
Purfled with gold and pearl of rich assay.

2. (Her.) To ornament with a bordure of emines, furs, and the like; also, with gold studs or mountings.

(Pur"fle Pur"flew) n.

1. A hem, border., or trimming, as of embroidered work.

2. (Her.) A border of any heraldic fur.

(Pur"fled) a. Ornamented; decorated; esp., embroidered on the edges.

Purfled work(Arch.), delicate tracery, especially in Gothic architecture.

(Pur"fling) n. Ornamentation on the border of a thing; specifically, the inlaid border of a musical instrument, as a violin.

(Pur"ga*ment) n. [L. purgamentum offscourings, washings, expiatory sacrifice. See Purge.]

1. That which is excreted; excretion. [Obs.]

2. (Med.) A cathartic; a purgative. [Obs.] Bacon.

(Pur*ga"tion) n. [L. purgatio: cf. F. purgation. See Purge.]


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