[san-i-tahyz] /ˈsæn ɪˌtaɪz/
verb (used with object), sanitized, sanitizing.
to free from dirt, germs, etc., as by cleaning or sterilizing.
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.
1830–40; sanit(ary) + -ize
Related forms
sanitization, noun
unsanitized, adjective
Example Sentences for sanitize
They remove meth-making hardware and chemicals, and often hire professional cleaning companies to sanitize the house.
Sanitize the cleaning table with a diluted bleach solution, and wear a steel glove while cleaning your catch.
Sanitize your water supply system and clean and flush all the holding tanks.
There are two ways to sanitize dishes and utensils in commercial dishwashers.
Flush lines and sanitize all ice machines, coffee machines, post-mix machines and fountain machines.
Use different cutting boards or wash, rinse and sanitize after contact with raw meat, poultry and seafood.
Pesticides are used to sanitize our drinking and recreational water.
Retailers are only issued a registry number for used bedding products they sanitize.
If the temperature is too high, the bleach decomposes thermally before it has a chance to sanitize.
After thoroughly washing all surfaces and items used in food preparation you should then sanitize.
British Dictionary definitions for sanitize
sanitize or sanitise (ˈsænɪˌtaɪz)
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
saniti'zation or sanitise
saniti'sation or sanitise

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