sanitize

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verb san·i·tize \ˈsa-nə-ˌtīz\

Definition of sanitize

sanitized

;

sanitizing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to make sanitary (as by cleaning or sterilizing)

  3. 2 :  to make more acceptable by removing unpleasant or undesired features attempts to sanitize historical accounts

sanitization

play \ˌsa-nə-tə-ˈzā-shən\ noun

Examples of sanitize in a Sentence

  1. The housekeeping staff sanitized the bathroom.

  2. They're trying to sanitize the news.

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Origin and Etymology of sanitize

Latin sanitas


SANITIZE Defined for English Language Learners

sanitize

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verb

Definition of sanitize for English Language Learners

  • : to make (something) free from dirt, infection, disease, etc., by cleaning it : to make (something) sanitary

  • : to make (something) more pleasant and acceptable by taking things that are unpleasant or offensive out of it


Medical Dictionary

sanitize

transitive verb san·i·tize
variants: also British

sanitise

\ˈsan-ə-ˌtīz\play

Medical Definition of sanitize

sanitized

also British

sanitised

;

sanitizing

also British

sanitising

  1. :  to make sanitary (as by cleaning or sterilizing) sanitize all surfaces with a solution of bleach and water

sanitization

also British

sanitisation

\ˌsan-ət-ə-ˈzā-shən\play noun


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