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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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sanitationsan‧i‧ta‧tion /ˌsænɪˈteɪʃən/ noun [uncountable]  SCLEANthe protection of public health by removing and treating waste, dirty water etc Overcrowding and poor sanitation are common problems in prisons.
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sanitationThe other approach worked with a scathing moral and religious attack on the concepts of hygiene and sanitation embedded in the legislation.The great infectious epidemics responded to a combination of improved sanitation and hygiene, vaccination programmes and antibiotics.It has inadequate sanitation facilities. 4.There was very little sanitation the way we know sanitation.James had gone round the village with his father as soon as he was old enough, visiting tenants in cottages with no sanitation.Everywhere there is a total lack of understanding about hygiene, antisepsis, and the importance of sanitation.He was assassinated the day after addressing a rally of striking sanitation workers in Memphis.poor sanitationHealth inspectors were also concerned about the constant risk of epidemic diseases resulting from poor sanitation.
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