Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of or relating to health or the protection of health.
  • adjective Free from elements, such as filth or pathogens, that endanger health; hygienic.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A public water-closet, urinal, and lavatory.
  • Pertaining to health or hygiene or the preservation of health; hygienic; healthy.
  • Synonyms Sanitary, Sanatory. These two words are often confounded. Sanitary means “pertaining to health, hygienic”: as, sanitary science; sanitary conditions (which may be good or bad). Sanatory means “serving to heal, therapeutic”: as, sanatory medicines or agencies.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to health; designed to secure or preserve health; relating to the preservation or restoration of health; hygienic. See the Note under sanatory.
  • adjective See under Commission.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective of, or relating to health
  • adjective clean and free from pathogens; hygienic

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

  • adjective free from filth and pathogens

Etymologies

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

[French sanitaire, from Latin sānitās, health; see sanity.]

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