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san·i·tize

 (săn′ĭ-tīz′)
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.

sanitize

(ˈsænɪˌtaɪz) or

sanitise

vb (tr)
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

san•i•tize

(ˈsæn ɪˌtaɪz)

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.
[1830–40; sani-t (ary) + -ize]
san`i•ti•za′tion, n.
san′i•tiz`er, n.

sanitize

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.

sanitize


Past participle: sanitized
Gerund: sanitizing

Imperative
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Present
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Preterite
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Present Continuous
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Present Perfect
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Past Continuous
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Past Perfect
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Future
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Future Perfect
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Future Continuous
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Present Perfect Continuous
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Future Perfect Continuous
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been sanitizing
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Conditional
I would sanitize
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Past Conditional
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.sanitize - make sanitary by cleaning or sterilizing
clean, make clean - make clean by removing dirt, filth, or unwanted substances from; "Clean the stove!"; "The dentist cleaned my teeth"
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"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

sanitize

verb
1. sterilize, cleanse, disinfect, purge, purify, fumigate, decontaminate, pasteurize motels with their sanitized toilet seats and mini bars of soap
2. make acceptable, clean up, purge, water down, expurgate, make palatable the school of crime writers who sanitize violence

sanitize

verb
To render free of microorganisms:
Translations

sanitize

[ˈsænɪtaɪz] VTsanear
to sanitize the image of wardar una imagen aséptica de la guerra

sanitize

[ˈsænɪtaɪz] sanitise (British) vt [+ violence, situation] → édulcorer
a sanitized version of sth → une version édulcorée de qch

sanitize

vt
(esp US) → keimfrei machen
novel, film etcvon anstößigen Stellen reinigen or säubern

sanitize

[ˈsænɪˌtaɪz] vtsanitizzare (fig) (make inoffensive) → espurgare
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Washes and sanitizes two wheelchairs in five minutes.