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insalubrious

adjective in·sa·lu·bri·ous \ˌin-sə-ˈlü-brē-əs\

: not clean or healthy

Full Definition of INSALUBRIOUS

:  not conducive to health :  unwholesome <an insalubrious climate>
in·sa·lu·bri·ty \-brə-tē\ noun
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Examples of INSALUBRIOUS

  1. <after inhaling the insalubrious city smog for a month, I was happy to once again breathe in the fresh air of the country>

Origin of INSALUBRIOUS

Latin insalubris, from in- + salubris healthful — more at safe
First Known Use: 1615
Medical Dictionary

insalubrious

adjective in·sa·lu·bri·ous \ˌin(t)-sə-ˈlü-brē-əs\

Medical Definition of INSALUBRIOUS

:  not conducive to health :  not wholesome <an insalubrious climate>

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