Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A public health or sanitation expert.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A promoter of, or one versed in, sanitary measures or reforms.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun An advocate of sanitary measures; one especially interested or versed in sanitary measures.
  • adjective Of or pertaining to health, or the laws of health; sanitary.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to health, or the laws of health; sanitary.
  • noun US a public health or sanitation worker

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

sanitary +‎ -an

Examples

  • I became a teetotaler and "sanitarian" [1] and began at once to reap the benefits.

    America, through the spectacles of an Oriental diplomat

  • Romero's introduction to the National Park Service came through his first job as a public health sanitarian at Gateway National Recreation Area in the New York metropolitan area.

    Alex Romero: A steward for national parks in the D.C., Maryland region

  • The orientation -- which includes training on how to accommodate the disabled, a visit from a fire inspector and a discussion of lead safety with a Health Department sanitarian -- is the first step in a months-long process few applicants will have the money, time or wherewithal to complete.

    D.C. day-care licensing criticized

  • The orientation -- which includes training on how to accommodate the disabled, a visit from a fire inspector and a discussion of lead safety with a Health Department sanitarian -- is the first step in a months-long process few applicants will have the money, time or wherewithal to complete.

    D.C. day-care licensing criticized

  • The orientation -- which includes training on how to accommodate the disabled, a visit from a fire inspector and a discussion of lead safety with a Health Department sanitarian -- is the first step in a months-long process few applicants will have the money, time or wherewithal to complete.

    D.C. day-care licensing criticized

  • It is not a camping ground and the sanitarian facilities are spars but existing, the next convenient store rather far away but if you don't mind that bring your tent for a night, food and drinks and have a good time.

    Archive 2008-04-01

  • Although Charles was preeminent as a sanitarian, he became equally famous as a consulting industrial chemist, a lucrative complement to his academic income.

    Chandler, Charles F.

  • Although Charles was preeminent as a sanitarian, he became equally famous as a consulting industrial chemist, a lucrative complement to his academic income.

    Chandler, Charles F.

  • From Newsday:After a thorough investigation, DOI found a disturbing lack of diligence on the part of the public health sanitarian who inspected the restaurant as well as a breakdown in the supervision of the inspector, DOI Commissioner Rose Gill Hearn said.

    New York City Health Department Takes Blame For Rat Fiasco - The Consumerist

  • There has been a tradition of asserting that Nightingale was already a sanitarian when she arrived at Scutari but no evidence has ever been presented for this.

    Florence Nightingale: An Exchange

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