insalubrious

adjective
in·​sa·​lu·​bri·​ous | \ ˌin-sə-ˈlü-brē-əs How to pronounce insalubrious (audio) \

Definition of insalubrious

: not conducive to health : unwholesome an insalubrious climate

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insalubrity \ ˌin-​sə-​ˈlü-​brə-​tē How to pronounce insalubrity (audio) \ noun

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Examples of insalubrious in a Sentence

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

First Known Use of insalubrious

1615, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for insalubrious

Latin insalubris, from in- + salubris healthful — more at safe

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The first known use of insalubrious was in 1615

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“Insalubrious.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/insalubrious. Accessed 20 January 2020.

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insalubrious

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English Language Learners Definition of insalubrious

formal : not clean or healthy

insalubrious

adjective
in·​sa·​lu·​bri·​ous | \ ˌin(t)-sə-ˈlü-brē-əs How to pronounce insalubrious (audio) \

Medical Definition of insalubrious

: not conducive to health : not wholesome an insalubrious climate

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