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san·i·tar·y

sanitary

 
 
pronunciation:
sae nih ter i
features:
Word Combinations (adjective), Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: free from contaminants or sources of infection; clean; sterile.
With clean water coming in, conditions in the refugee camp will be more sanitary.The wound was wrapped with sanitary gauze.
synonyms:
antiseptic, aseptic, clean, sterile
antonyms:
unsanitary
similar words:
hygienic, pure, uncontaminated, unpolluted, unsoiled
definition 2: of or pertaining to public hygiene, esp. the removal of waste.
The city needs to improve its sanitary services.
synonyms:
hygienic
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derivations: sanitarily (adv.), sanitariness (n.)
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