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sanitary

san·i·tar·y

sanitary

 
pronunciation:
sae nih ter i
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of or pertaining to public hygiene, esp. the removal of waste.
synonyms:
hygienic
similar words:
clean, unpolluted, unsoiled
definition 2: free from contaminants or sources of infection; clean; sterile.
Without running water, conditions in the refugee camp will be dangerously unsanitary.sanitary gauze
synonyms:
antiseptic, aseptic, clean, sterile
antonyms:
unsanitary
similar words:
hygienic, pure, uncontaminated
derivations: sanitarily (adv.), sanitariness (n.)
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The word sanitary contains the following parts:
san Latin root that means health
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-ary1 Latin adjective-forming suffix that means like, of, related to
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The suffix -ary1 attaches to Latin roots (e.g., primary , literary ) and to nouns (e.g., cautionary , fragmentary ), forming adjectives.