Sanitation definition

sănĭ-tāshən
The science and practice of effecting healthful and hygienic conditions; study and use of hygienic measures such as drainage, ventilation, pure water supply, etc.
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The disposal of sewage and waste.
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The study and application of procedures and measures designed to protect public health, as in the provision of clean water and the disposal of sewage and waste.
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The study and application of procedures and measures designed to protect public health, as in the provision of clean water and the disposal of sewage and waste.
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The disposal of sewage and waste.
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The policy and practice of protecting health through hygienic measures.
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The definition of sanitation is the process of maintaining cleanliness and dealing with sewage.

An example of sanitation is the city department that makes sure trash is disposed of properly.

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Drainage and disposal of sewage.
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The hygienic disposal or recycling of waste.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
sanitation
Plural:
sanitations

Origin of sanitation

  • sanit(ary) –ation

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From sanitary +"Ž -ation

    From Wiktionary