sanitary

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adjective san·i·tary \ˈsa-nə-ˌter-ē\

Definition of sanitary

  1. 1 :  of or relating to health sanitary measures

  2. 2 :  of, relating to, or used in the disposal especially of domestic waterborne waste a sanitary sewer system

  3. 3 :  characterized by or readily kept in cleanliness sanitary packages

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Examples of sanitary in a Sentence

  1. the nurse made sure that everything in the room was sanitary so that the baby wouldn't get sick

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Origin and Etymology of sanitary

French sanitaire, from Latin sanitas

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SANITARY Defined for English Language Learners

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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

sanitary

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adjective san·i·tary \ˈsa-nə-ˌter-ē\

Definition of sanitary for Students

  1. 1 :  relating to health or hygiene poor sanitary conditions

  2. 2 :  free from filth, infection, or other dangers to health sanitary hands


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sanitary

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adjective san·i·tary \ˈsan-ə-ˌter-ē\

Medical Definition of sanitary

  1. 1:  of or relating to health sanitary measures

  2. 2:  of, relating to, or used in the disposal especially of domestic waterborne waste sanitary sewage

  3. 3:  characterized by or readily kept in cleanliness sanitary food handling

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