Meaning of SANITARY in English


/ ˈsænətri; NAmE -teri/ adjective


[ only before noun ] connected with keeping places clean and healthy to live in, especially by removing human waste :

Overcrowding and poor sanitary conditions led to disease in the refugee camps.

The hut had no cooking or sanitary facilities.


clean; not likely to cause health problems

SYN hygienic :

The new houses were more sanitary than the old ones had been.

OPP insanitary



mid 19th cent.: from French sanitaire , from Latin sanitas health, from sanus healthy.

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.