sanitate

verb

san·​i·​tate ˈsa-nə-ˌtāt How to pronounce sanitate (audio)
sanitated; sanitating

transitive verb

: to make sanitary especially by providing with sanitary appliances or facilities

Word History

Etymology

back-formation from sanitation

First Known Use

1882, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sanitate was in 1882

Dictionary Entries Near sanitate

Cite this Entry

“Sanitate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sanitate. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

sanitate

transitive verb
san·​i·​tate ˈsan-ə-ˌtāt How to pronounce sanitate (audio)
sanitated; sanitating
: to make sanitary especially by providing with sanitary appliances or facilities
epidemics which occurred in areas which had not been sanitated
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