insanitary

adjective
in·san·i·tary | \(ˌ)in-ˈsa-nə-ˌter-ē \

Definition of insanitary 

: unclean enough to endanger health : contaminated

Keep scrolling for more

Other Words from insanitary

insanitation \in-ˌsa-nə-ˈtā-shən \ noun

Examples of insanitary in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

Recently, attorneys for two former Jackson County inmates filed separate lawsuits alleging that their clients’ rights to be free from cruel and unusual punishment were violated due to insanitary conditions at the jail. Mike Hendricks, kansascity.com, "Just the facts, not the feces, judge tells Jackson County inmate who filed complaint," 7 June 2017

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'insanitary.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of insanitary

1866, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about insanitary

Share insanitary

Statistics for insanitary

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for insanitary

The first known use of insanitary was in 1866

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for insanitary

insanitary

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of insanitary

: dirty and likely to cause disease

insanitary

adjective
in·san·i·tary | \(ˈ)in-ˈsan-ə-ˌter-ē \

Medical Definition of insanitary 

: unclean enough to endanger health

More from Merriam-Webster on insanitary

See words that rhyme with insanitary

Comments on insanitary

What made you want to look up insanitary? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

required by fashion, etiquette, or custom

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Great Scrabble Words—A Quiz

  • scrabble-tiles-that-read-scrabble-quiz
  • Which of the following Q-without-U words means the number five in cards or dice?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!