sanitation

[ san-i-tey-shuh n ]
/ ˌsæn ɪˈteɪ ʃən /

noun

the development and application of sanitary measures for the sake of cleanliness, protecting health, etc.
the disposal of sewage and solid waste.

Origin of sanitation

First recorded in 1840–50; sanit(ary) + -ation
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British Dictionary definitions for sanitation

sanitation

/ (ˌsænɪˈteɪʃən) /

noun

the study and use of practical measures for the preservation of public health
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Medicine definitions for sanitation

sanitation

[ săn′ĭ-tāshən ]

n.

Formulation and application of measures designed to protect public health.
Disposal of sewage.
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