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  1. unsanitary.
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Origin of insanitary

First recorded in 1870–75; in-3 + sanitary
Related formsin·san·i·tar·i·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for insanitary

Historical Examples of insanitary

  • I thought, Mr. Page, there were no insanitary cottages on this property!

    The Coryston Family

    Mrs. Humphry Ward

  • He would undoubtedly have described it as both "insanitary and improper."

    Jan and Her Job

    L. Allen Harker

  • “Their vaults are, no doubt, in a most insanitary condition,” interpolated the doctor.

    The Nebuly Coat

    John Meade Falkner

  • In that insanitary age these may have been blessings in disguise.

  • The place is insanitary, and the food is unnecessarily poor.

British Dictionary definitions for insanitary


  1. not sanitary; dirty or infected
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Derived Formsinsanitariness or insanitation, noun
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