Definition of sanitary
1 : of or relating to health sanitary measures
2 : of, relating to, or used in the disposal especially of domestic waterborne waste a sanitary sewer system
3 : characterized by or readily kept in cleanliness sanitary packages
sanitarilyplay \ˌsa-nə-ˈter-ə-lē\ adverb
Examples of sanitary in a Sentence
the nurse made sure that everything in the room was sanitary so that the baby wouldn't get sick
Recent Examples of sanitary from the Web
The Times of India reported on a 2011 survey that found that barely 1 in 10 women in India used sanitary pads during their periods, while others used alternatives such as ashes and sand.
Many of them also express their ~sheer (sarcastic) excitement~ about the thought of floating around on a massive sanitary napkin this summer.
A Village of Brown Deer sanitary sewer overflowed for 20 minutes during heavy rains late Wednesday into a roadside ditch that is tributary to Beaver Creek and the Milwaukee River, Public Works Director Matthew Maederer said.
One of them was Gennady Onishchenko, who has become widely known for recommending bans on food products from countries that had offended the Russian leadership during his time as chief sanitary inspector.
Since the implementation of the increased inspection, FSIS has refused entry to 106 lots (approximately 1.9 million pounds) of Brazilian beef products due to public health concerns, sanitary conditions, and animal health issues.
According to MAWSS, such overflows occur largely because rainwater gets into the sanitary sewer system, overwhelming its capacity.
Routine watershed sanitary surveys are required by Section 19-13-B102(b) of the Connecticut Public Health Code.
The state's plan sets other goals as well, including encouraging the Legislature to adopt a uniform, statewide sanitary code to replace the piecemeal, health department district-by-district approach.
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Origin and Etymology of sanitary
French sanitaire, from Latin sanitas
First Known Use: 1838See Words from the same year
SANITARY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of sanitary for English Language Learners
: of or relating to good health or protection from dirt, infection, disease, etc.
: free from dirt, infection, disease, etc.
SANITARY Defined for Kids
Definition of sanitary for Students
1 : relating to health or hygiene poor sanitary conditions
2 : free from filth, infection, or other dangers to health sanitary hands
Medical Definition of sanitary
1: of or relating to health sanitary measures
2: of, relating to, or used in the disposal especially of domestic waterborne waste sanitary sewage
3: characterized by or readily kept in cleanliness sanitary food handling
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