Definition of Impurities

1. Noun. (plural of impurity) ¹



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Definition of Impurities

1. impurity [n] - See also: impurity

Medical Definition of Impurities

1. Atoms (or ions) of unwanted elements in the plasma, which tend to degrade plasma performance, and in the case of fusion plasmas tends to inhibit fusion (poisoning the reactor). See: poisoning. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Impurities

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Literary usage of Impurities

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1. The Metallography and Heat Treatment of Iron and Steel by Albert Sauveur (1918)
"Non-Metallic impurities. — There is a sharp distinction between the behavior ... Gaseous impurities. — Steel always contains some gases, apparently held in ..."

2. A Manual of pharmacology and its applications to therapeutics and toxicology by Torald Hermann Sollmann (1917)
"impurities The impurities which may occur in ether and chloroform, mainly by decomposition, ... The impurities of ether are due to tne presence of moisture, ..."

3. Mining Engineers' Handbook by Robert Peele (1918)
"that it is not necessary to remove all impurities from the pure coal, bot a that portion which would condemn the finished product ..."

4. American Highway Engineers' Handbook by Arthur Horace Blanchard (1919)
"Mineral matter, vegetable matter and occluded gases are other naturally occurring impurities. As most of these impurities are not soluble in the bitumen ..."

5. Journal of the American Medical Association by American Medical Association (1890)
"From the average of all of the water and ice used for ice supplies, which they have examined, they find: The organic impurities of snow ice (the sum of the ..."

6. Transactions of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and (1904)
"The percentage-compositions of the matte, etc., are not directly comparable for determining the rate of elimination of the impurities; and, in the absence ..."

7. Maryland Geological Survey by Maryland Geological Survey (1911)
"These impurities are readily reduced to a minimum by various mechanical processes, ... Chemical impurities. The most common of the chemical impurities are ..."

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