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sanitarian

[san-i-tair-ee-uh n]
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adjective
  1. sanitary; clean and wholesome.
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noun
  1. a specialist in public sanitation and health.
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Origin of sanitarian

First recorded in 1855–60; sanitary + -an
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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


British Dictionary definitions for sanitarian

sanitarian

adjective
  1. of or relating to sanitation
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noun
  1. a sanitation expert
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sanitarian in Medicine

sanitarian

(săn′ĭ-târē-ən)
n.
  1. A public health or sanitation expert.
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