Simple Definition of sanitary
: of or relating to good health or protection from dirt, infection, disease, etc.
: free from dirt, infection, disease, etc.
Full Definition of sanitary
1 : of or relating to health <sanitary measures>
2 : of, relating to, or used in the disposal especially of domestic waterborne waste <a sanitary sewer system>
3 : characterized by or readily kept in cleanliness <sanitary packages>
Examples of sanitary
<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
Rhymes with sanitary
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Medical Definition of sanitary
1: of or relating to health <sanitary measures>
2: of, relating to, or used in the disposal especially of domestic waterborne waste <sanitary sewage>
3: characterized by or readily kept in cleanliness <sanitary food handling>
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