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

sanitization, noun
unsanitized, adjective Unabridged
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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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Example sentences
Part of the problem is that the drug trials were sanitized.
After that kills the bacteria, the equipment must be cleaned and sanitized
Traditionally, gorillas have been separated in sanitized cells for public
  safety and viewing.
To help prevent outbreaks, investigators suggested that cages be sanitized with
  bleach and water after each shipment.
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