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

Examples of insanitary in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Agents conducted an inspection of the place and found an additional violation of insanitary conditions. Kaylee Remington, cleveland, "Ohio Investigative Unit cites six liquor establishments for violating statewide health orders to stop the spread of coronavirus," 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, "Blue Bell agrees to $19 million fine over ice cream linked to 2015 listeria outbreak," 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, "1918 flu pandemic killed 12 million Indians, and British overlords’ indifference strengthened the anti-colonial movement," 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,, "Just the facts, not the feces, judge tells Jackson County inmate who filed complaint," 7 June 2017

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First Known Use of insanitary

1866, in the meaning defined above

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“Insanitary.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of insanitary

chiefly British : dirty and likely to cause disease


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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