unsanitary

[ uhn-san-i-ter-ee ]
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adjective
  1. not sanitary; unhealthy or unhealthful; tending to harbor or spread disease:unsanitary living conditions.

Origin of unsanitary

1
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
  1. not conducive to or promoting health; dirty or unhygienic

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