insanitary

adjective

in·​san·​i·​tary (ˌ)in-ˈsa-nə-ˌter-ē How to pronounce insanitary (audio)
: unclean enough to endanger health : contaminated
insanitation noun

Examples of insanitary in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The company admitted that by January 2021 some employees were aware that the insanitary conditions were causing products to become contaminated. Kate Gibson, CBS News, 26 Feb. 2024 Velichko said that he and several fellow volunteer drivers were housed in one of half a dozen insanitary, crowded barracks, which contained about 300 inmates in total. Anna Nemtsova, The Atlantic, 25 Aug. 2022 Items ranging from dietary supplements and medication to cosmetics and pet foods may have been exposed to insanitary conditions at Family Dollar's distribution facility in West Memphis, Arkansas, federal officials said in a news release. Aya Elamroussi, CNN, 19 Feb. 2022 But not by Roberts, who wrote that the blame for the concentration camps deaths lay with their inmates themselves, and their insanitary habits. Geoffrey Wheatcroft, The New Republic, 14 Oct. 2021 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

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Word History

First Known Use

1866, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
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 20 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

insanitary

adjective
in·​san·​i·​tary (ˈ)in-ˈsan-ə-ˌter-ē How to pronounce insanitary (audio)
: so unclean as to endanger health : unhealthy

Medical Definition

insanitary

adjective
in·​san·​i·​tary (ˈ)in-ˈsan-ə-ˌter-ē How to pronounce insanitary (audio)
: unclean enough to endanger health

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