of or pertaining to health or the conditions affecting health, especially with reference to cleanliness, precautions against disease, etc.
favorable to health; free from dirt, bacteria, etc.: a sanitary washroom.
providing healthy cleanliness: a sanitary wrapper on all sandwiches.
Origin: 1835–45; < Latinsānit(ās) health (see sanity) + -ary
Synonyms 1, 2. clean, germ-free, unpolluted, antiseptic. Sanitary, hygienic agree in being concerned with health. Sanitary refers more especially to conditions affecting health or measures for guarding against infection or disease: to insure sanitary conditions in preparing food.Hygienic is applied to whatever concerns the care of the body and the promotion of health: to live in hygienic surroundings with plenty of fresh air.2. healthy, salutary.
1842, from Fr. sanitaire (1812), from L. sanitas "health," from sanus "healthy, sane." In ref. to menstrual pads, first attested 1881 (in sanitary towel). Sanitize first recorded 1836; metaphoric sense is from 1934.
A system of signals used to represent letters or numbers in transmitting messages.
The instructions in a computer program. Instructions written by a programmer in a programming language are often called source code. Instructions that have been converted into machine language that the computer understands are called machine code or executable code. See also programming language.