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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Example sentences
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.
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