Definition of sanitary
- sanitary measures
- a sanitary sewer system
- sanitary packages
the nurse made sure that everything in the room was sanitary so that the baby wouldn't get sick
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First Known Use: 1838See Words from the same year
: of or relating to good health or protection from dirt, infection, disease, etc.
: free from dirt, infection, disease, etc.
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to lower or disgrace the reputation of
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