What does the word sanitation mean?

Usage examples for sanitation

  1. 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 by Giberne Sieveking
  2. 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 by Elia Wilkinson Peattie