Definition of sanitation noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌsænɪˈteɪʃn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌsænɪˈteɪʃn//
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the equipment and systems that keep places clean, especially by removing human waste disease resulting from poor sanitation A lack of clean water and sanitation were the main problems. Word Originmid 19th cent.: formed irregularly from sanitary.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: sanitation

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