Adjective "sanitary" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Relating to the conditions that affect hygiene and health, especially the supply of sewage facilities and clean drinking water.
  1. 'He was advised that the lack of proper sanitary facilities, noise from the generators and dogs, especially in relation to older people, were the main problems.'
  2. 'This, in turn, led to overcrowding in apartments and poor sanitary and health conditions in the rooms.'
  3. 'The trainers were medical doctors, nurses, and health and sanitary officers from the same area.'
  4. 'This needs to be taken into account when providing sanitary facilities and health information for female pupils in primary school.'
  5. 'Today, a billion people do not have adequate supplies of drinking water and two billion have no sanitary facilities.'
  6. 'Maintain good animal health through sanitary facilities.'
  7. 'The Board reported that the town had fairly good sanitary conditions.'
  8. 'He is also nursing young calves ensuring that they have adequate heat, feed and sanitary conditions.'
  9. 'By the early twentieth century, most urban areas claimed a modern filtered water system and a sanitary sewage works, both bulwarks against the spread of cholera.'
  10. 'Future plans involve the renovation of dormitory toilets by installing showers, drying facilities and new sanitary equipment.'
  11. 'the most convenient and sanitary way to get rid of food waste from your kitchen'
  12. 'If you have one or several dogs and want a sanitary way to dispose of droppings without the expense of buying a commercial model here is a do-it-yourself project that can be finished in an afternoon.'
  13. 'Food is supplied generally in cubes which are served above the floor of the cage to keep it sanitary.'


1. of or relating to health or the conditions affecting health, especially 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.

More examples(as adjective)

"conditions can be sanitary."

"towels can be sanitary."

"facilities can be sanitary."

"products can be sanitary."

"napkins can be sanitary."

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Mid 19th century: from French sanitaire, from Latin sanitas ‘health’, from sanus ‘healthy’.