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sanitaryadjective

 us   /ˈsæn·ˌter·i/
relating to being ​clean and ​healthy, esp. to the ​protection of ​health by the ​removal of ​dirt and ​waste, ​includinghumanwaste: He ​worked to ​improve sanitary ​conditions in New Orleans.
(Definition of sanitary from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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sanitaryadjective

uk   /ˈsæn.ɪ.tər.i/  us   /-ter.i/
clean and not ​dangerous for ​yourhealth, or ​protectinghealth by ​removingdirt and ​waste, ​especiallyhumanwaste: Cholera ​thrives in ​poor sanitary conditions. There were only very ​basic sanitary ​facilities on the ​site. His ​kitchen didn't ​look very sanitary (= ​clean). used to refer to the things used by women during ​their period (= ​bloodflow each ​month): sanitary ​protection disposable sanitary ​products
(Definition of sanitary from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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