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Definition of "sanitary" [san•i•ta•ry]

  • Of or relating to health or the protection of health. (adjective)
  • Free from elements, such as filth or pathogens, that endanger health; hygienic: sanitary conditions for the preparation of food. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "sanitary" in a sentence
  • "Just so you know, "sanitary" is code for "no men have touched these and we really don't want men to touch our products, ever.""
  • "People bring up the issue of "how sanitary is that?""
  • "So UNDP is engaged in sanitary provisions, is engaged in building classrooms, dormitories."