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sanitize

[ san-i-tahyz ]
/ 藞s忙n 瑟藢ta瑟z /
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verb (used with object), san路i路tized, san路i路tiz路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路i路tise .

Origin of sanitize

First recorded in 1830鈥40; sanit(ary) + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM sanitize

san路i路ti路za路tion, nounun路san路i路tized, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for sanitize

sanitize

sanitise

/ (藞s忙n瑟藢ta瑟z) /

verb (tr)
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 sanitize

sanitization or sanitisation, noun
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