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adjective san·i·tary \ˈsa-nə-ˌter-ē\

Simple Definition of sanitary

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

  • : free from dirt, infection, disease, etc.

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of sanitary

  1. 1 :  of or relating to health <sanitary measures>

  2. 2 :  of, relating to, or used in the disposal especially of domestic waterborne waste <a sanitary sewer system>

  3. 3 :  characterized by or readily kept in cleanliness <sanitary packages>

sanitarily play \ˌsa-nə-ˈter-ə-lē\ adverb

Examples of sanitary in a sentence

  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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SANITARY Defined for Kids


adjective san·i·tary \ˈsa-nə-ˌter-ē\

Definition of sanitary for Students

  1. 1 :  relating to health or hygiene <poor sanitary conditions>

  2. 2 :  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

  1. 1:  of or relating to health <sanitary measures>

  2. 2:  of, relating to, or used in the disposal especially of domestic waterborne waste <sanitary sewage>

  3. 3:  characterized by or readily kept in cleanliness <sanitary food handling>

sanitarily \ˌsan-ə-ˈter-ə-lē\play adverb

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