Meaning of SANITARY in English
— sanitarily , adv. — sanitariness , n.
/san"i ter'ee/ , adj.
1. of or pertaining to health or the conditions affecting health, esp. with reference to cleanliness, precautions against disease, etc.
2. favorable to health; free from dirt, bacteria, etc.: a sanitary washroom.
3. providing healthy cleanliness: a sanitary wrapper on all sandwiches.
[ 1835-45; sanit ( as ) health (see SANITY) + -ARY ]
Syn. 1, 2. clean, germ-free, unpolluted, antiseptic. SANITARY, HYGIENIC agree in being concerned with health. SANITARY refers more especially to conditions affecting health or measures for guarding against infection or disease: to insure sanitary conditions in preparing food. HYGIENIC is applied to whatever concerns the care of the body and the promotion of health: to live in hygienic surroundings with plenty of fresh air. 2. healthy, salutary.
Ant. 1, 2. unclean, unwholesome; unhealthy, polluted, septic.
Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary. Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House . 2012