clear of admixture
- perhaps not alloyed not reduced by foreign admixture unmixed unqualified pure as unalloyed metals unalloyed delight
- perhaps not alloyed; not paid off by foreign admixture; unmixed; unqualified; pure; since, unalloyed metals; unalloyed pleasure.
1670s (figurative); 1760s (literal), from un- (1) "not" + previous participle of alloy (v.).
(a.) Perhaps not alloyed; maybe not reduced by foreign admixture; unmixed; unqualified; pure; since, unalloyed metals; unalloyed glee.
In skimming the crust from the surface of the lead some unalloyed lead is also drawn off, and has to be separated by an additional operation (liquation), as, running lower in silver than the crust, it would otherwise reduce its silver content and increase the amount of lead to be cupelled.