sanitizer

[ san-i-tahy-zer ]
/ ˈsæn ɪˌtaɪ zər /

noun

a substance or preparation for killing germs, designed for use especially on food-processing equipment.

Nearby words

  1. sanitation,
  2. sanitation worker,
  3. sanitationman,
  4. sanitization,
  5. sanitize,
  6. sanity,
  7. sanjak,
  8. sank,
  9. sanka,
  10. sankara

Origin of sanitizer

First recorded in 1945–50; sanitize + -er1

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Word Origin and History for sanitizer

sanitizer

n.

1950, agent noun from sanitize.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper