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unsanitary

[ uhn-san-i-ter-ee ]
/ ʌnˈsæn ɪˌtɛr i /
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Definition of unsanitary

adjective
not sanitary; unhealthy or unhealthful; tending to harbor or spread disease: unsanitary living conditions.
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Also insanitary.

Origin of unsanitary

First recorded in 1870–75; un-1 + sanitary

OTHER WORDS FROM unsanitary

un·san·i·tar·i·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for unsanitary

unsanitary
/ (ʌnˈsænɪtərɪ, -trɪ) /

adjective
not conducive to or promoting health; dirty or unhygienic
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Medical definitions for unsanitary

unsanitary
[ ŭn-sănĭ-tĕr′ē ]

adj.
Not sanitary.
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