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sanitizer

[san-i-tahy-zer] /ˈsæn ɪˌtaɪ zər/
noun
1.
a substance or preparation for killing germs, designed for use especially on food-processing equipment.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50; sanitize + -er1
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Examples from the web for sanitizer
  • Have your kids wash their hands, or use an alcohol based hand sanitizer.
  • Merchandise near the register moves, whether it's a magazine, a pack of gum or another bottle of hand sanitizer.
  • Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water aren't available.
  • Make sure to rinse the lip and neck of the bottles, too, to wash off any excess sanitizer.
  • It has gotten better over the years due to my using a nasal irrigator and alcohol sanitizer.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water, or use an alcohol-based instant hand sanitizer.
  • Wash your hands or clean them with an alcohol-based instant hand sanitizer.
  • Later, she walked down the aisle handing out candy and hand sanitizer from a wicker basket.
  • Hand sanitizer makes it through security in one airport, then it's confiscated at another.
  • Toilet paper, hand sanitizer and camping gear are recommended.
Word Origin and History for sanitizer
n.

1950, agent noun from sanitize.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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