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sanitation

[san-i-tey-shuh n] /ˌsæn ɪˈteɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
the development and application of sanitary measures for the sake of cleanliness, protecting health, etc.
2.
the disposal of sewage and solid waste.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; sanit(ary) + -ation
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Examples for sanitation
  • Knowledge of dining service sanitation and safety requirements is also essential to the position.
  • Better water supplies and sanitation would cut the incidence of such diseases dramatically.
  • Poor sanitation can foster transmission of all sorts of nasty bacterial bugs.
  • Most of those deaths could be avoided with proper sanitation.
  • It is not about hydraulics and the problems of sanitation when in confined spaces.
  • Concerns are growing about sanitation and contagious disease in the camps.
  • Ecological sanitation is a nascent opportunity that help with energy, environmental, and sanitation needs.
  • Deploying the right amount of sanitation workers and equipment is chancy.
  • Clean water and sanitation could raise the quality of human capital, thereby lifting labour productivity.
  • Funds will help provide running water for safe drinking, sanitation facilities, and construction to accommodate more students.
British Dictionary definitions for sanitation

sanitation

/ˌsænɪˈteɪʃən/
noun
1.
the study and use of practical measures for the preservation of public health
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Word Origin and History for sanitation
sanitation
1848, irregularly formed from sanitary. As a euphemism for garbage (e.g. sanitation engineer) first recorded 1939.
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sanitation in Medicine

sanitation san·i·ta·tion (sān'ĭ-tā'shən)
n.

  1. Formulation and application of measures designed to protect public health.

  2. Disposal of sewage.

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