Adjective "sanitation" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


Conditions relating to public health, especially the provision of clean drinking water and adequate sewage disposal.
  1. 'Access to clean drinking water and adequate sanitation, especially in the rural countryside, is limited.'
  2. 'The United Nations estimates that 1.1 billion people have no access to fresh water and 2.4 billion lack access to adequate sanitation.'
  3. 'Health and sanitation is a reliable indicator of the level of progress a particular society makes in various sectors.'
  4. 'Access to clean drinking water and sanitation alone would save nearly two million lives each year and prevent half a billion diseases annually.'
  5. 'Clean water, sanitation and health education are seen as the greatest needs.'
  6. 'Close living conditions, poor sanitation, and lack of medical facilities has led to an increase of communicable diseases.'
  7. 'Apart from ensuring health, hygiene and sanitation, the army is focussing on the psychological rehabilitation of the survivors.'
  8. 'Different groups had varying standards of health and sanitation.'
  9. 'At this point, the lack of clean drinking water and sanitation is the main threat.'
  10. 'They are generally living in older areas of modern cities, which are well known for poor sanitation, lack of health facilities and basic amenities.'

More definitions

1. the development and application of sanitary measures for the sake of cleanliness, protecting health, etc.

2. the disposal of sewage and solid waste.

More examples(as adjective)

"workers can be sanitation."

"sectors can be sanitation."

"systems can be sanitation."

"programmes can be sanitation."

"facilities can be sanitation."

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Mid 19th century: formed irregularly from sanitary.