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 .