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sanitize

[san-i-tahyz] /ˈsæn ɪˌtaɪz/
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
1830-1840
1830-40; sanit(ary) + -ize
Related forms
sanitization, noun
unsanitized, adjective
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sanitize

/ˈsænɪˌtaɪz/
verb (transitive)
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
Derived Forms
sanitization, sanitisation, noun
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Word Origin and History for un sanitized

sanitize

v.

1836, from stem of sanitary + -ize. Metaphoric sense is from 1934. Related: Sanitized; sanitizing.

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