adjective san·i·tary \ˈsa-nə-ˌter-ē\

: of or relating to good health or protection from dirt, infection, disease, etc.

: free from dirt, infection, disease, etc.

Full Definition of SANITARY

:  of or relating to health <sanitary measures>
:  of, relating to, or used in the disposal especially of domestic waterborne waste <a sanitary sewer system>
:  characterized by or readily kept in cleanliness <sanitary packages>
san·i·tar·i·ly \ˌsa-nə-ˈter-ə-lē\ adverb

Examples of SANITARY

  1. <the nurse made sure that everything in the room was sanitary so that the baby wouldn't get sick>

Origin of SANITARY

French sanitaire, from Latin sanitas
First Known Use: 1838

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Rhymes with SANITARY

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SANITARILY Defined for Kids


adjective san·i·tary \ˈsa-nə-ˌter-ē\

Definition of SANITARY for Kids

:  relating to health or hygiene <poor sanitary conditions>
:  free from filth, infection, or other dangers to health <sanitary hands>
Medical Dictionary


adjective san·i·tary \ˈsan-ə-ˌter-ē\

Medical Definition of SANITARY

:  of or relating to health <sanitary measures>
:  of, relating to, or used in the disposal especially of domestic waterborne waste <sanitary sewage>
:  characterized by or readily kept in cleanliness <sanitary food handling>
san·i·tari·ly \ˌsan-ə-ˈter-ə-lē\ adverb


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