from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Free from other elements; pure.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not mixed; not mingled; pure; simple; unadulterated; unmingled; unalloyed.

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  • adjective Pure, not mixed or combined.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective not mixed with extraneous elements
  • adjective not constituting a compound


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  • Then the Major sat on the bed and whistled; for the spectacle of the senior native commissioned officer of the regiment, an "unmixed" Bhil, a Companion of the Order of British India, with thirty-five years 'spotless service in the army, and a rank among his own people superior to that of many

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  • There he topped off the night by drinking a whole beaker of unmixed wine in a single gulp, after which he shrieked as if hit by a blow and was led back to his bed by his friends.

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  • I think you can kiss the medical sector goodbye, although I hold to a Hansonian view of medicine, so that is not a completely unmixed blessing.

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  • Nor do we view the tiny flame of our own kindling (guarded in lasting purity as its light ever is) with greater awe than the celestial fires though they are often shrouded in darkness; nor do we deem it a greater marvel than the craters of Etna, whose eruptions throw up stones from its depths and great masses of rock, and at times pour forth rivers of that pure and unmixed subterranean fire.

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