UK [ˈsænɪtaɪz] / US [ˈsænɪˌtaɪz] verb [transitive]
Word forms "sanitize":
present tense I/you/we/they sanitize he/she/it sanitizes present participle sanitizing past tense sanitized past participle sanitized
1) to make something clean and healthy, especially by killing bacteria
2) to take out from information, writing etc parts that might be offensive or unpleasant, usually in a way that makes them less interesting and less useful

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English dictionary. 2014.

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  • sanitize — index decontaminate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • sanitize — 1836; see SANITARY (Cf. sanitary) + IZE (Cf. ize). Metaphoric sense is from 1934. Related: Sanitized; sanitizing …   Etymology dictionary

  • sanitize — (Amer.) san·i·tize || sænɪtaɪz v. clean, disinfect, sterilize, make hygienic; make more acceptable or less offensive or less harmful by removing unpleasant or incriminating features (also sanitise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sanitize — disinfect, *sterilize, fumigate …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • sanitize — [v] sterilize antisepticize, clean, decontaminate, disinfect, freshen, fumigate, make sanitary, purify; concepts 231,250 …   New thesaurus

  • sanitize — (also sanitise) ► VERB 1) make hygienic. 2) derogatory make more acceptable. DERIVATIVES sanitizer noun …   English terms dictionary

  • sanitize — [san′ə tīz΄] vt. sanitized, sanitizing 1. to make sanitary, as by sterilizing 2. to free from anything considered undesirable, damaging, etc. sanitizer n …   English World dictionary

  • sanitize — transitive verb ( tized; tizing) Etymology: Latin sanitas Date: 1836 1. to make sanitary (as by cleaning or sterilizing) 2. to make more acceptable by removing unpleasant or undesired features < attempts to sanitize historical accounts > •… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sanitize — sanitization, n. /san i tuyz /, v.t., sanitized, sanitizing. 1. to free from dirt, germs, etc., as by cleaning or sterilizing. 2. to make less offensive by eliminating anything unwholesome, objectionable, incriminating, etc.: to sanitize a… …   Universalium

  • sanitize — san·i·tize also Brit san·i·tise san ə .tīz vt, tized also Brit tised; tiz·ing also Brit tis·ing to make sanitary (as by cleaning or sterilizing) <sanitize all surfaces with a solution of bleach and water> san·i·ti·za·tion also Brit… …   Medical dictionary

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