Meaning of SANITARY in English


san ‧ i ‧ ta ‧ ry /ˈsænət ə ri, ˈsænɪt ə ri $ -teri/ BrE AmE adjective

[ Date: 1800-1900 ; Language: French ; Origin: sanitaire , from Latin sanitas ; ⇨ ↑ sanity ]

1 . [only before noun] relating to the ways that dirt, infection, and waste are removed, so that places are clean and healthy for people to live in SYN hygienic :

Diseases were spread through poor sanitary conditions.

a prison with no proper sanitary facilities (=toilets)

2 . clean and not causing any danger to people’s health OPP insanitary :

Often, the camps were not very sanitary.

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