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impure

1. (in certain religions)
a. (of persons) ritually unclean and as such debarred from certain religious ceremonies
b. (of foodstuffs, vessels, etc.) debarred from certain religious uses
2. (of a colour) mixed with another colour or with black or white
3. of more than one origin or style, as of architecture or other design
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But I attempted to bring in other genres, other elements, too, of myth and appropriation (as you suggest, Hawthorne's version of the Pandora tale is hidden in the text image-by-image, as if they were demons in a box), of "romance" in the Hawthornean sense, and even of memoir, given that the "plot" is impurely but basically autobiographical.
Compare with Friedman, "Causal Laws," 174-5, who also maintains that specific causal rules are mixed-and impurely a priori.
Chemical nerve agents, when impurely mixed, tend to degrade quickly, even within several weeks to months.