not sanitary; unhealthy or unhealthful; tending to harbor or spread disease:unsanitary living conditions.
- Also insanitary.
- un·san·i·tar·i·ly, adverb
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How to use unsanitary in a sentence
As a mayoral candidate, Gloria criticized Faulconer’s focus on enforcement affecting homeless San Diegans, which the former mayor ratcheted up amid a deadly 2017 hepatitis A outbreak fueled by unsanitary conditions in homeless camps.
Milroy—observing the disease in the middle of a crisis—ultimately concluded that cholera spread as a result of unsanitary conditions.How the Origins of Epidemiology Are Linked to the Transatlantic Slave Trade | Jim Downs | September 2, 2021 | Time
A scathing FDA inspection report on the Emergent plant in April cited unsanitary conditions and a lack of adherence to basic protocols intended to prevent contamination of the vaccine.Johnson & Johnson vaccine production restarts in Baltimore but still not authorized for distribution | Christopher Rowland | July 30, 2021 | Washington Post
The FDA issued a harsh inspection report that found unsanitary conditions and a lack of training and procedures to prevent contamination of vaccine batches.Johnson & Johnson vaccine shipments to states dwindle to zero as production freeze continues | Christopher Rowland, Isaac Stanley-Becker | May 13, 2021 | Washington Post
Those doses were not made in the Emergent BioSolutions plant in Baltimore that was the subject of an FDA inspection report issued Wednesday that detailed unsanitary conditions and other problems.Health officials lean toward resuming Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine — but with a warning | Laurie McGinley, Lena H. Sun | April 22, 2021 | Washington Post
The majority of the early cases were traced back to unsanitary needles.
And many parents prefer not to bring small children to the gloomy and often unsanitary hotels near the colonies.
The camp now is now an unsanitary eyesore, strewn with garbage, drug paraphernalia, and rats looking for leftovers.
The FDA is cracking down after finding unsanitary conditions at airline caterers.
And digging a hole in the backyard for cooking meat sounds just plain unsanitary.
(a) Poor nutrition, which usually accompanies unsanitary conditions, poor and insufficient food, etc.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis | James Campbell Todd
Slates are dirty and unsanitary: let the children write on paper that has a dull finish.Essays In Pastoral Medicine | Austin Malley
Yet in these sections the worst possible home conditions will exist—unsanitary schools, dirty streets, badly paved.The Leaven in a Great City | Lillian William Betts
Rome was afflicted by one of those pestilences which one finds in all the epochs of the history of this unsanitary city.The Two Great Republics: Rome and the United States | James Hamilton Lewis
There were carts loaded with pungent and unsanitary-looking food.The Status Civilization | Robert Sheckley
British Dictionary definitions for unsanitary
not conducive to or promoting health; dirty or unhygienic
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