Sanitation has to do with making things clean, especially by sterilizing.

Have you ever used hand sanitizer to make sure your hands are germ-free? Then you should have an idea what sanitation is: making something clean (sanitary). Sanitation workers pick up your garbage, keeping your neighborhood clean. Sanitation is important in restaurants and also for surgical instruments. You wouldn't want a surgeon to touch you with an instrument that hadn't gone through sanitation, because it would probably have germs.

Definitions of sanitation

n the state of being clean and conducive to health

Type of:
the state of being conducive to health

n making something sanitary (free of germs) as by sterilizing

sanitisation, sanitization
Type of:
cleaning, cleansing, cleanup
the act of making something clean

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