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tr.v. a·non·y·mized, a·non·y·miz·ing, a·non·y·miz·es
To make anonymous, especially by removing or preventing access to names: medical records that were anonymized for use in a study.

a·non′y·mi·za′tion (-mĭ-zā′shən) n.
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(əˈnɒnɪˌmaɪz) or


(tr) to carry out or organize in such a way as to preserve anonymity: anonymized AIDS screening.
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