Part of speech: noun

The practical application of sanitary science.

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Usage examples "sanitation":

  1. Tenants have learned to fear the sanitation of old houses, and yet abuse the appliances they should care for. - "The Cost of Shelter", Ellen H. Richards.
  2. I remember his showing us a new scientific way to build a fire, lighting it from the top; and it is upon a lesson of his on rural sanitation that I have based my own management of those matters in our country home. - "Memoir and Letters of Francis W. Newman", Giberne Sieveking.
  3. Suppose that the care and development of children becomes a great and generally comprehended science, like sanitation, so that the men and women of future generations are more fitted to live than those we now see about us. - "The Precipice", Elia Wilkinson Peattie.