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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.]
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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]
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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]
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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"
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Translations
مِرْحاض
latrína
latrin
illemhely
salerni
išvietė
tualete
latrína
helâ

latrine

[ləˈtriːn] Nletrina f
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latrine

[ləˈtriːn] nlatrines fpl
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latrine

nLatrine f
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latrine

[ləˈtriːn] nlatrina
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

latrine

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

n letrina
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References in periodicals archive ?
"This, together with a pit latrine and a bathroom, cost us about Sh180,000." The house came in handy whenever the family, which lived in Nairobi then, visited Kisumu, because they did not have to worry about accommodation.
Peter Ng'ang'a, of Lereshwa village in Kipipiri, Nyandarua County, stuffed the remains of Teresiah Wanjiru in a bag and dumped them in a pit latrine at a deserted nursery school.
A middle-aged man died yesterday after a pit latrine he was digging at Gichugu Primary school in Embu East sub-county collapsed on him.
Poor condition of pit latrine of a school in rural settlement in Aravan district of Osh region has sparked a public outcry online.
However, some participants indicated that it was a taboo in some communities to dispose of meconium into a pit latrine. They highlighted the existence of the following beliefs associated with disposal into a pit latrine: delayed growth of the baby's milk teeth or sometimes total inhibition of their growth; frequent childhood illness; and delayed commencement of breast feeding by the newborn.
Of which, 82% of households have access to flush toilet and 6% have pit latrine with a slab.
A study conducted in Ethiopia showed that 52.1% were using unhygienic sanitary system and that 35.6% of the population was defecating in the open.25 Another study done in Uganda showed that even in some urban areas (especially slums) most of the population did not have a proper sewage system.26 The same study also concluded that lack of water was the principal reason for improper sewage system.26 The most common form of sanitation used by the household that were using latrine system was the pit latrines. One of the major issues with using pit latrine is that many of the households did not empty the pit latrine as often as was necessary to maintain hygienic conditions.27
It is estimated that 2.7 billion people use on-site sanitation word-wide and of these 1.77 billion use some kind of a pit latrine. Of those using some form of pit latrines, 65% are found in Sub-Saharan Africa [1].
* A 19-year-old woman was arrested by the Oshana police on Monday for allegedly dumping her baby in a pit latrine in the early hours of Sunday morning on 24 April.
The description of "resource-poor" includes residing in informal dwellings, water access via a tap in the yard or communally, and a pit latrine. Most of the adults had some secondary education, were unemployed, and lived at 75% below the international poverty level.
The SaTo pan is encased in a concrete slab built to cover an open pit latrine that is lined with concrete rings.
To calculate the global totals for pit latrine use, we multiplied the country-wide percentages by the UN estimates of 2010 populations (UN 2011) and summed all data presented in Supplemental Material, Table S1 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1289/ehp.1206028).