Try Our Apps
Dictionary.com

follow Dictionary.com

Avoid these words. Seriously.

sanitarian

[san-i-tair-ee-uh n] /ˌsæn ɪˈtɛər i ən/
adjective
1.
sanitary; clean and wholesome.
noun
2.
a specialist in public sanitation and health.
Origin of sanitarian
1855-1860
First recorded in 1855-60; sanitary + -an
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for sanitarian
Historical Examples
  • Hygiene will attract the sanitarian, the nurse, the hotel manager, trousered or petticoated.

    The Women of Tomorrow William Hard
  • The zologist, entomologist, veterinarian and sanitarian have just begun to contribute effectively to the progress of medicine.

  • But the sanitarian confirmed his statement and added: they are afraid to attract attention to themselves.

    The Shield

    Various
  • There might have been found a sanitarian and physician who would free the island of pestilence.

    The History of Cuba, vol. 4 Willis Fletcher Johnson
  • The city of Havana had the advantage of the services of General Ludlow, an expert engineer and sanitarian.

    The History of Cuba, vol. 4 Willis Fletcher Johnson
  • A bureau of experts—architect, sanitarian, teacher—whose approval must be obtained before any school building can be erected.

    Civics and Health William H. Allen
British Dictionary definitions for sanitarian

sanitarian

/ˌsænɪˈtɛərɪən/
adjective
1.
of or relating to sanitation
noun
2.
a sanitation expert
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
sanitarian in Medicine

sanitarian san·i·tar·i·an (sān'ĭ-târ'ē-ən)
n.
A public health or sanitation expert.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Nearby words for sanitarian

Word Value for sanitarian

0
12
Scrabble Words With Friends