Definitions

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

  • noun The study and application of procedures and measures designed to protect public health, as in the provision of clean water and the disposal of sewage and waste.
  • noun The disposal of sewage and waste.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Etymologies

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

[sanit(ary) + –ation.]

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From sanitary +‎ -ation

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