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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.
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
ˌsanitiˈzation, ˌsanitiˈsation n
v.t. -tized, -tiz•ing.
1. to free from dirt, germs, etc., as by cleaning or sterilizing.
2. to make less offensive by eliminating anything unwholesome, objectionable, etc.
To revise a report or other document in such a fashion as to prevent identification of sources, or of the actual persons and places with which it is concerned, or of the means by which it was acquired. Usually involves deletion or substitution of names and other key details.
Past participle: sanitized
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|Verb||1.||sanitize - make sanitary by cleaning or sterilizing|
|2.||sanitize - make less offensive or more acceptable by removing objectionable features; "sanitize a document before releasing it to the press"; "sanitize history"; "sanitize the language in a book"|