The definition of sanitary is the state of being clean and free from infection or disease.
An example of sanitary is a house that has just been thoroughly cleaned.
- of health or the rules and conditions of health; esp., promoting health and healthful conditions by the elimination of dirt and agents of infection or disease
- in a clean, healthy condition; hygienic
Origin of sanitaryFrench sanitaire from Classical Latin sanitas: see sanitarium and -ary
- Of or relating to health or the protection of health.
- Free from elements, such as filth or pathogens, that endanger health; hygienic: sanitary conditions for the preparation of food.
Origin of sanitaryFrench sanitaire from Latin sānitās health ; see sanity .
(comparative more sanitary, superlative most sanitary)