- the development and application of sanitary measures for the sake of cleanliness, protecting health, etc.
- the disposal of sewage and solid waste.
- the study and use of practical measures for the preservation of public health
n.1848, irregularly formed from sanitary. Figurative use from 1934. As a euphemism for garbage (e.g. sanitation engineer) first recorded 1939. n.
- Formulation and application of measures designed to protect public health.
- Disposal of sewage.