dross vs impurity what difference

what is difference between dross and impurity

English

Alternative forms

  • drosse (obsolete)

Etymology

From Middle English drosse, dros, from Old English drōs, an apocopated variant of Old English drōsna, drōsne (a ground, sediment, lees, dregs, dirt, ear wax), from *drēcg +‎ -sn, from Proto-Germanic *drōhsnǭ, from *dragjō +‎ *-snō, (“yeast, sediment”; compare *dragjō (yeast)), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰrā́ks (sediment, yeast). Cognate with Scots dros, drose, drosse (small particles, fragments, dross), Middle Dutch droes (dregs), Dutch droesem (dregs), German Drusen (lees, dregs), Latin fracēs (grounds or dregs of oil). Related also to drast, dregs.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /dɹɒs/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /dɹɔs/
  • (Canada, cotcaught merger) IPA(key): /dɹɑs/
  • Rhymes: -ɒs, -ɔːs
  • Rhymes: -ɔːs

Noun

dross (usually uncountable, plural drosses)

  1. Waste or impure matter.
  2. Residue that forms on the surface of molten metal from oxidation.
  3. The impurities in metal.
  4. A waste product from working with metal.
    • 2008, Narendra B. Dahotre, Sandip Harimkar, Laser Fabrication and Machining of Materials, Springer Science & Business Media (→ISBN), page 176
    • 2008, André Ditze, Christiane Scharf, Recycling of Magnesium, Ditze & Scharf (→ISBN), page 25
  5. (figuratively) Worthless or trivial matter.
    Synonyms: junk, rubbish

Quotations

  • For quotations using this term, see Citations:dross.

Derived terms

  • drosser
  • drossless
  • drossy

Translations

Verb

dross (third-person singular simple present drosses, present participle drossing, simple past and past participle drossed)

  1. (transitive) To remove dross from.

Anagrams

  • sords

Latvian

Adjective

dross (definite drosais, comparative drosāks, superlative visdrosākais, adverb drosi)

  1. (dialectal) brave, safe, sure; alternative form of drošs

Declension



English

Etymology

impure +‎ -ity. From Middle French impurité, from Latin impuritas.

Pronunciation

  • (US) IPA(key): /ɪmˈpjɝɪti/, /ɪmˈpjuɹɪti/

Noun

impurity (countable and uncountable, plural impurities)

  1. The condition of being impure; because of contamination, pollution, adulteration or insufficient purification.
  2. A component or additive that renders something else impure.
  3. A state of immorality or sin; especially the weakness of the flesh: inchastity.

Synonyms

  • impureness

Antonyms

  • purity

Translations


Please follow and like us:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Social Share Buttons and Icons powered by Ultimatelysocial