insalubrious

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

Definition of insalubrious

  1. :  not conducive to health :  unwholesome <an insalubrious climate>

insalubrity

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Examples of insalubrious in a sentence

  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 and Etymology of insalubrious

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


First Known Use: 1615


INSALUBRIOUS Defined for English Language Learners

insalubrious

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

Definition of insalubrious for English Language Learners

  • : not clean or healthy


Medical Dictionary

insalubrious

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

Medical Definition of insalubrious

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


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