[ san-i-tahyz ]
/ ˈsæn ɪˌtaɪz /
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verb (used with object), san·i·tized, san·i·tiz·ing.
to free from dirt, germs, etc., as by cleaning or sterilizing.
to make less offensive by eliminating anything unwholesome, objectionable, incriminating, etc.: to sanitize a document before releasing it to the press.
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Also especially British, san·i·tise .
OTHER WORDS FROM sanitizesan·i·ti·za·tion, nounun·san·i·tized, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for sanitize
/ (ˈsænɪˌtaɪz) /
to make sanitary or hygienic, as by sterilizing
to omit unpleasant details from (a news report, document, etc) to make it more palatable to the recipients
Derived forms of sanitizesanitization or sanitisation, noun
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