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tr.v. san·i·tized, san·i·tiz·ing, san·i·tiz·es
1. To make sanitary, as by cleaning or disinfecting.
2. To make more acceptable by removing unpleasant or offensive features from: sanitized the language in adapting the novel for television.

san′i·ti·za′tion (-tĭ-zā′shən) n.
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Noun1.sanitization - making something sanitary (free of germs) as by sterilizing
cleaning, cleansing, cleanup - the act of making something clean; "he gave his shoes a good cleaning"
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The disposable sensors eliminate the requirements of parts cleaning, tracking, sanitization and possible re-sterilization of reusable measurement devices.