sanitization

sanitize

[san-i-tahyz]
verb (used with object), 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 document before releasing it to the press.
Also, especially British, sanitise.


Origin:
1830–40; sanit(ary) + -ize

sanitization, noun
unsanitized, adjective
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sanitize or sanitise (ˈsænɪˌtaɪz)
 
vb
1.  to make sanitary or hygienic, as by sterilizing
2.  to omit unpleasant details from (a news report, document, etc) to make it more palatable to the recipients
 
sanitise or sanitise
 
vb
 
saniti'zation or sanitise
 
n
 
saniti'sation or sanitise
 
n

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sanitization san·i·ti·za·tion (sān'ĭ-tĭ-zā'shən)
n.
The process of making something sanitary, as by cleaning or disinfecting.


san'i·tize' (-tīz') v.
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