sanitary

adjective
san·​i·​tary | \ ˈsa-nə-ˌter-ē How to pronounce sanitary (audio) \

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

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Other Words from sanitary

sanitarily \ ˌsa-​nə-​ˈter-​ə-​lē How to pronounce sanitarily (audio) \ 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 on the Web City Council has authorized design work for a collapsed sanitary sewer line on Brantley Road, as well as a collaboration with Cleveland Water to replace mains on Aldersyde around the school campus. Thomas Jewell, cleveland, "Shaker proceeds with design work on Brantley sewer, Aldersyde water main replacement projects," 20 Oct. 2020 Women and others, engaged in war work activities who wish to meet for sewing, bandage or mask making, may continue to do so under the usual sanitary precautions. San Diego Union-Tribune, "From the Archives: Parallels to the 1918 flu pandemic are evident 102 years later," 19 Oct. 2020 The venue was also hit with an additional $2,000 fine for violating Suffolk County's sanitary code. CBS News, "Dozens test positive for COVID-19 after "super-spreader" Sweet 16 party in New York," 14 Oct. 2020 Under Walz’s emergency order, such gatherings must assemble plans that include policies for identifying infected persons, social distancing, face coverings and other sanitary protocols. Stephen Montemayor, Star Tribune, "Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison, state GOP spar over COVID-19 requirements for Eric Trump rally," 13 Oct. 2020 All bars in Paris and its surrounding areas will close starting Tuesday for at least two weeks, French authorities announced Monday, while restaurants will remain open under stricter sanitary guidelines. Washington Post, "Live updates: Senior military officials quarantining after Coast Guard admiral tests positive for covid-19," 6 Oct. 2020 The region keeps getting drenched by rainstorms of growing intensity, straining the limits of wastewater systems because most of them combine storm water with sanitary sewage. Bill Laitner, Detroit Free Press, "Turning poop into fertilizer, Oakland County aims to save money and the Earth," 28 Sep. 2020 In a court filing last month, Mellissa Harper, an ICE official, described sanitary supplies, backpacks and clothes that are provided to kids. Catherine E. Shoichet And Geneva Sands, CNN, "The US detained hundreds of migrant children in hotels as the pandemic flared," 3 Sep. 2020 Shah said the $1,100 already raised will provide meals and sanitary equipment to 27 families for a month. Chuck Fieldman, chicagotribune.com, "It’s all love for former Hinsdale Central tennis teammates in exhibition to raise money for COVID-19 help in India," 2 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of sanitary

1838, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for sanitary

French sanitaire, from Latin sanitas

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The first known use of sanitary was in 1838

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23 Oct 2020

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“Sanitary.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sanitary. Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.

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More Definitions for sanitary

sanitary

adjective
How to pronounce sanitary (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of sanitary

: of or relating to good health or protection from dirt, infection, disease, etc.
: free from dirt, infection, disease, etc.

sanitary

adjective
san·​i·​tary | \ ˈsa-nə-ˌter-ē How to pronounce sanitary (audio) \

Kids Definition of sanitary

1 : relating to health or hygiene poor sanitary conditions
2 : free from filth, infection, or other dangers to health sanitary hands

sanitary

adjective
san·​i·​tary | \ ˈsan-ə-ˌter-ē How to pronounce sanitary (audio) \

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

Other Words from sanitary

sanitarily \ ˌsan-​ə-​ˈter-​ə-​lē How to pronounce sanitarily (audio) \ adverb

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