insanitary

adjective
in·​san·​i·​tary | \ (ˌ)in-ˈsa-nə-ˌter-ē How to pronounce insanitary (audio) \

Definition of insanitary

: unclean enough to endanger health : contaminated

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Other Words from insanitary

insanitation \ in-​ˌsa-​nə-​ˈtā-​shən How to pronounce insanitary (audio) \ noun

Examples of insanitary in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The code specifies that a building determined by the mayor to be unsafe, insanitary or a public health threat is considered blighted. Washington Post, 28 July 2021 Blue Bell also agreed to pay an additional $2.1 million to resolve civil False Claims Act allegations regarding ice cream products manufactured under insanitary conditions and sold to federal facilities, including the military. William Thornton | Wthornton@al.com, al, 22 Oct. 2020 Agents conducted an inspection of the place and found an additional violation of insanitary conditions. Kaylee Remington, cleveland, 9 Aug. 2020 Blue Bell also agreed to pay $2.1 million to settle civil claims regarding ice cream products manufactured under insanitary conditions and sold to federal facilities. Shannon Liao, CNN, 2 May 2020 The excessive mortality in Kidderpore appears to be due mainly to the large coolie population, ignorant and poverty-stricken, living under most insanitary conditions in damp, dark, dirty huts. Maura Chhun, The Conversation, 17 Apr. 2020 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, 7 June 2017

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First Known Use of insanitary

1866, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of insanitary was in 1866

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“Insanitary.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/insanitary. Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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insanitary

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English Language Learners Definition of insanitary

: dirty and likely to cause disease : unsanitary

insanitary

adjective
in·​san·​i·​tary | \ (ˈ)in-ˈsan-ə-ˌter-ē How to pronounce insanitary (audio) \

Medical Definition of insanitary

: unclean enough to endanger health

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