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la·trine

 (lə-trēn′)
n.
A communal toilet of a type often used in a camp or barracks.

[From French latrines, privies, from Old French, from Latin lātrīna, privy, from lavātrīna, bath, privy; see leu(ə)- in Indo-European roots.]

latrine

(ləˈtriːn)
n
a lavatory, as in a barracks, camp, etc
[C17: from French, from Latin lātrīna, shortened form of lavātrīna bath, from lavāre to wash]

la•trine

(ləˈtrin)

n.
a toilet or something used as a toilet, esp. in a military installation.
[1635–45; < French < Latin lātrīna, short for lavātrīna place for washing, derivative of lavāre to wash]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.latrine - a public toilet in a military area
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
Translations
مِرْحاض
latrína
latrin
illemhely
salerni
išvietė
tualete
latrína
helâ

latrine

[ləˈtriːn] Nletrina f

latrine

[ləˈtriːn] nlatrines fpl

latrine

nLatrine f

latrine

[ləˈtriːn] nlatrina

latrine

(ləˈtriːn) noun
a lavatory, especially one used by soldiers etc.

latrine

n letrina
References in classic literature ?
They had to hold their noses and put their horses to a trot to escape from the poisoned atmosphere of these latrines.
As a result of their local mobilization, four (4) door pit latrine with one shelter was constructed, completed and the latrine is now in good use.
A donation of $35 is enough for community health workers to build a new latrine.
Additionally, previous studies implemented a regimen of latrine removal and substrate sterilization that might not be feasible for resource-restricted wildlife management officials.
Double rations of jam and bread for the latrine team was all that was required for the hands to shoot up.
The situation, the medical charity warned in a statement, could worsen unless there was rapid increase in water supplies, hygiene promotion and latrine construction.
People are living in natural drainage channels as there is no other space and there are 65 people per latrine.
Everyone who twins their toilets is awarded a Toilet Twinning certificate, with a photograph of the twin latrine and its GPS coordinates.
For those that have no household latrine whatsoever, open defecation is not just an inconvenience; it's a daily threat to their health and that of their family, as well as the wider community.
Using the new latrines properly and keeping a good standard of cleanliness there and at the well when collecting drinking water for the classrooms, sweeping the compound regularly and removing the rubbish, washing their hands with soap after latrine use and before eating, keeping their clothes neat and clean - the precise remit which Nematou has as a Minister -- all represent the crucial practical proof that the WASH in Schools program can successfully impact behavioral change.
In particular, we a) calculated global pit latrine coverage, b) systematically reviewed empirical studies of the impacts of pit latrines on groundwater quality, c) evaluated latrine siting standards, and d) identified knowledge gaps regarding the potential for and consequences of groundwater contamination by latrines.