sanitize

verb san·i·tize \ ˈsa-nə-ˌtīz \
Updated on: 12 Dec 2017

Definition of sanitize

sanitized; sanitizing
transitive verb
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

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

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 play \ˈsan-ə-ˌtīz\

medical Definition of sanitize

sanitized also British sanitised; sanitizing also British sanitising
: to make sanitary (as by cleaning or sterilizing)
  • sanitize all surfaces with a solution of bleach and water

sanitization

also British sanitisation play \ˌsan-ət-ə-ˈzā-shən\ noun


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