Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. So unclean as to be a likely cause of disease: insanitary conditions in the restaurant.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Common misspelling of unsanitary.
  • adj. Of or pertaining to a lack of sanitation; unsanitary, dirty, unhealthy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Not sanitary; unhealthy; unsanitary.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not sanitary; not salubrious; violating sanitary rules or requirements.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. not sanitary or healthful

Etymologies

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Examples

  • (Yes, insanitary is a word, even though right now Microsoft Word doesn’t believe it.)

    water heaters

  • You called him "insanitary" but defended his right to free speech in an impassioned article in 1985.

    Max Blumenthal: Dance, Hitchens, Dance

  • Department of Agriculture, states that practices used at the plant to process meat in June were "insanitary" and did not effectively prevent the meat from becoming contaminated with E. coli O157: H.

    Nebraska Beef issues second large recall of the summer

  • Department of Agriculture, states that practices used at the plant to process meat in June were "insanitary" and did not effectively prevent the meat from becoming contaminated with E. coli O157:H.

    Nebraska Beef issues second large recall of the summer

  • It seems that under certain conditions, such as insanitary quarters and birds that are low in constitutional vigor and weakened from other causes, certain germs may become disease-producers.

    Common Diseases of Farm Animals

  • Under section 402(a)(4) of the Act, a food product is deemed "adulterated" if the food was "prepared, packed, or held under insanitary conditions whereby it may have become contaminated with filth, or whereby it may have been rendered injurious to health."

    William Marler: Prosecuting Those Who Poison

  • In truth, the insanitary origins of much of popular culture stretches far beyond wretched Gary Glitter, to the point where there is no real logic in singling him out.

    Gwyneth's choice of song in Glee was a bit off. But that's all | Barbara Ellen

  • “Accordingly, your canned tuna and pouched packed tuna are adulterated, in that they have been prepared, packed, or held under insanitary conditions whereby they may have been rendered injurious to health,” the FDA wrote in a letter to the company on March 1.

    Sorry, Charlie: FDA warns StarKist about food safety violations

  • Having grown up in a house with seven servants who lived in what Woolf referred to as “dark insanitary places” in the basement or the attic, the writer understood that she knew very little about the poor.

    Imperfect Union

  • Nail-biting strikes me as insanitary and indicative of nerves.

    The Ghost of a Smile

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