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pure

1. of supposedly unmixed racial descent
2. Genetics biology breeding true for one or more characteristics; homozygous
3. Music
a. (of a sound) composed of a single frequency without overtones
b. (of intervals in the system of just intonation) mathematically accurate in respect to the ratio of one frequency to another
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However pure colors, lights, separate sounds, the glitter of gold and silver, knowledge, the soul, are all called beautiful and all are pure and simple.