from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The hygienic disposal or recycling of waste.
  • n. The policy and practice of protecting health through hygienic measures.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of rendering sanitary; the science of sanitary conditions; the preservation of health; the use of sanitary measures; hygiene.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The practical application of knowledge and science to the preservation of health; the putting and keeping in a sanitary condition.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. making something sanitary (free of germs) as by sterilizing
  • n. the state of being clean and conducive to health


sanit(ary) + -ation.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From sanitary +‎ -ation (Wiktionary)



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