What does sanitation mean?

Definitions for sanitation
ˌsæn ɪˈteɪ ʃənsan·i·ta·tion

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word sanitation.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. sanitationnoun

    the state of being clean and conducive to health

  2. sanitation, sanitization, sanitisationnoun

    making something sanitary (free of germs) as by sterilizing


  1. sanitationnoun

    The hygienic disposal or recycling of waste.

  2. sanitationnoun

    The policy and practice of protecting health through hygienic measures.

  3. Etymology: From the contraction of sanitary, sanit + -ation

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sanitationnoun

    the act of rendering sanitary; the science of sanitary conditions; the preservation of health; the use of sanitary measures; hygiene


  1. Sanitation

    Sanitation is the hygienic means of promoting health through prevention of human contact with the hazards of wastes as well as the treatment and proper disposal of sewage wastewater. Hazards can be either physical, microbiological, biological or chemical agents of disease. Wastes that can cause health problems include human and animal feces, solid wastes, domestic wastewater, industrial wastes and agricultural wastes. Hygienic means of prevention can be by using engineering solutions, simple technologies, or even by personal hygiene practices. The World Health Organization states that: The term "sanitation" is applied to a wide range of subjects such as: ⁕Improved sanitation - refers to the management of human faeces at the household level. This terminology is the indicator used to describe the target of the Millennium Development Goal on sanitation, by the WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation. ⁕On-site sanitation - the collection and treatment of waste is done where it is deposited. Examples are the use of pit latrines, septic tanks, and Imhoff tanks.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Sanitation

    The development and establishment of environmental conditions favorable to the health of the public.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sanitation in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sanitation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of sanitation in a Sentence

  1. Rajiv Shah:

    If you're a teacher, if you're a health care worker, if you're an essential worker in a sanitation division in a city that critically depends on your efforts, you're out there doing your job and asked to do your job without the benefit of support for testing, that's not fair and that's not right.

  2. Elisabeth Hoff:

    If there were proper access to water and sanitation services, you could impede it, the WHO is advocating for better water and sanitation in the area and trying to send hygiene kits.

  3. Stanley Chitekwe:

    The risk of malnutrition is high and requires the nutrition and other sectors like agriculture, health, water, sanitation, education and social protection to respond adequately.

  4. Sheik Mohammed:

    It’s a critical integrated package of life saving with sanitation, promotion, treatment of acute malnutrition and treatment of common illnesses and including vaccinations.

  5. David Tarantino:

    We've been addressing water, sanitation, hygiene, food issues and medical has been a top priority from day 1, our idea was to ensure that medical( issues were) covered for the migrants but also protect our workforce, but also lessen the burden on the local health system.

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Translations for sanitation

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  • الصحة العموميةArabic
  • Hygiene, Abwasserentsorgung, Kanalisation, AbfallwirtschaftGerman
  • υγιεινή, εξυγίανσηGreek
  • بهسازیPersian
  • jätehuoltoFinnish
  • assainissementFrench
  • igieneItalian
  • תברואהHebrew
  • 衛生設備, 衛生, 公衆衛生Japanese
  • ನೈರ್ಮಲ್ಯKannada
  • санитари́я, ассениза́ция, [[улучше́ние]] [[санитарный, [[санитарный, канализа́ция, сана́цияRussian
  • حفظان صحتUrdu

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