|Origin:||sanitaire, from Latin sanitas; SANITY|
Related topics: Cleaning
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relating to the ways that dirt, infection, and waste are removed, so that places are clean and healthy for people to live in [= hygienic]:
Diseases were spread through poor sanitary conditions.
a prison with no proper sanitary facilities (=toilets)
clean and not causing any danger to people's health [≠ insanitary]:
Often, the camps were not very sanitary.