Sanitation San`i*ta"tion, n. The act of rendering sanitary; the science of sanitary conditions; the preservation of health; the use of sanitary measures; hygiene. [1913 Webster]

How much sanitation has advanced during the last half century. --H. Hartshorne. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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