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sanitarian

[ san-i-tair-ee-uhn ]

adjective

  1. sanitary; clean and wholesome.


noun

  1. a specialist in public sanitation and health.

sanitarian

/ ˌsænɪˈtɛərɪən /

adjective

  1. of or relating to sanitation


noun

  1. a sanitation expert
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Word History and Origins

Origin of sanitarian1

First recorded in 1855–60; sanitary + -an
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Example Sentences

Hygiene will attract the sanitarian, the nurse, the hotel manager, trousered or petticoated.

The article on water supply by Mr. Gerhard is authoritative, written, as it is, by a most eminent sanitarian.

A bureau of experts—architect, sanitarian, teacher—whose approval must be obtained before any school building can be erected.

A well-known sanitarian, especially in respect to the disposal of the dead.

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

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