sanitation

noun san·i·ta·tion \ ˌsa-nə-ˈtā-shən \
Updated on: 11 Dec 2017

Definition of sanitation

1 : the act or process of making sanitary
2 : the promotion of hygiene and prevention of disease by maintenance of sanitary conditions (as by removal of sewage and trash) often used attributively
  • a sanitation truck
  • sanitation workers

Examples of sanitation in a Sentence

  1. Diseases can spread from poor sanitation.

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First Known Use of sanitation

1848


SANITATION Defined for English Language Learners

sanitation

noun

Definition of sanitation for English Language Learners

  • : the process of keeping places free from dirt, infection, disease, etc., by removing waste, trash and garbage, by cleaning streets, etc.


SANITATION Defined for Kids

sanitation

noun san·i·ta·tion \ ˌsa-nə-ˈtā-shən \

Definition of sanitation for Students

: the act or process of making or keeping things free from filth, infection, or other dangers to health

Medical Dictionary

sanitation

noun san·i·ta·tion \ ˌsan-ə-ˈtā-shən \

medical Definition of sanitation

1 : the act or process of making sanitary
2 : the promotion of hygiene and prevention of disease by maintenance of sanitary conditions
  • mouth sanitation


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