Definition of sanitarian in English:

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Pronunciation: /sanɪˈtɛːrɪən/


chiefly archaic
An official responsible for public health or a person in favour of public health reform.
Example sentences
  • Shane works for the Worth County Conservation Board as a conservation technician and also for the Worth County Public Health as the county sanitarian.
  • Now, the working groups are represented by manufacturers, regulatory officials, sanitarians and end users,’ he explains.
  • It is best to discuss results with a sanitarian from the local health department, since he or she will have these established levels available and can help you interpret your results.


Mid 19th century: from sanitary + -ian.

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