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sanitary
adjective

UK  /ˈsæn.ɪ.tər.i / US  /ˈsæn.ə.ter.i /

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clean and not dangerous for your health, or protecting health by removing dirt and waste, especially human waste:

• Cholera thrives in poor sanitary conditions.


• There were only very basic sanitary facilities on the site.
• His kitchen didn't look very sanitary (= clean).
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used to refer to the things used by women during their period (= blood flow each month):

• sanitary protection
• disposable sanitary products

 Thesaurus: synonyms and related words

Health in general
attachment
constitution
constitutional
constitutionally
health
healthful
healthily
healthy
hygiene
hygienic
public health
sanitation
shape
unclean
welfare
well-being
wellness

You can also find related words, phrases, and synonyms in the topics:
Social services & sanitation
Toiletry & perfumes

(Definition of sanitary from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

sanitary | AMERICAN DICTIONARY

sanitary
adjective

US  /ˈsæn·ˌter·i /

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relating to being clean and healthy, esp. to the protection of health by the removal of dirt and waste, including human waste:

• He worked to improve sanitary conditions in New Orleans.

(Definition of sanitary from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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The specially designed furniture, for instance, and the carefully designed cast-aluminium handles, sanitary fixtures, and light fittings all enhance the overall architecture.
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The impact of inadequate sanitary conditions on health in developing countries.


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