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.

1835–45; < Latin sānit(ās) health (see sanity) + -ary

sanitarily, adverb
sanitariness, noun
presanitary, adjective

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.

1, 2. unclean, unwholesome; unhealthy, polluted, septic. Unabridged
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sanitary (ˈsænɪtərɪ, -trɪ)
1.  of or relating to health and measures for the protection of health
2.  conducive to or promoting health; free from dirt, germs, etc; hygienic
[C19: from French sanitaire, from Latin sānitās health]

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Word Origin & History

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.
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sanitary san·i·tar·y (sān'ĭ-těr'ē)

  1. Of or relating to health.

  2. Free from elements, such as filth or pathogens, that endanger health; hygienic.

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code   (kōd)  Pronunciation Key 
  1. A system of signals used to represent letters or numbers in transmitting messages.

  2. 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.

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code definition

A series of instructions designed to be fed into a computer.

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