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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.

sanitize


Past participle: sanitized
Gerund: sanitizing

Imperative
sanitize
sanitize
Present
I sanitize
you sanitize
he/she/it sanitizes
we sanitize
you sanitize
they sanitize
Preterite
I sanitized
you sanitized
he/she/it sanitized
we sanitized
you sanitized
they sanitized
Present Continuous
I am sanitizing
you are sanitizing
he/she/it is sanitizing
we are sanitizing
you are sanitizing
they are sanitizing
Present Perfect
I have sanitized
you have sanitized
he/she/it has sanitized
we have sanitized
you have sanitized
they have sanitized
Past Continuous
I was sanitizing
you were sanitizing
he/she/it was sanitizing
we were sanitizing
you were sanitizing
they were sanitizing
Past Perfect
I had sanitized
you had sanitized
he/she/it had sanitized
we had sanitized
you had sanitized
they had sanitized
Future
I will sanitize
you will sanitize
he/she/it will sanitize
we will sanitize
you will sanitize
they will sanitize
Future Perfect
I will have sanitized
you will have sanitized
he/she/it will have sanitized
we will have sanitized
you will have sanitized
they will have sanitized
Future Continuous
I will be sanitizing
you will be sanitizing
he/she/it will be sanitizing
we will be sanitizing
you will be sanitizing
they will be sanitizing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been sanitizing
you have been sanitizing
he/she/it has been sanitizing
we have been sanitizing
you have been sanitizing
they have been sanitizing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been sanitizing
you will have been sanitizing
he/she/it will have been sanitizing
we will have been sanitizing
you will have been sanitizing
they will have been sanitizing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been sanitizing
you had been sanitizing
he/she/it had been sanitizing
we had been sanitizing
you had been sanitizing
they had been sanitizing
Conditional
I would sanitize
you would sanitize
he/she/it would sanitize
we would sanitize
you would sanitize
they would sanitize
Past Conditional
I would have sanitized
you would have sanitized
he/she/it would have sanitized
we would have sanitized
you would have sanitized
they would have sanitized
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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"
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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
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002

sanitize

verb
To render free of microorganisms:
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Translations

sanitize

[ˈsænɪtaɪz] VTsanear
to sanitize the image of wardar una imagen aséptica de la guerra
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

sanitize

[ˈsænɪtaɪz] sanitise (British) vt [+ violence, situation] → édulcorer
a sanitized version of sth → une version édulcorée de qch
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

sanitize

vt
(esp US) → keimfrei machen
novel, film etcvon anstößigen Stellen reinigen or säubern
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

sanitize

[ˈsænɪˌtaɪz] vtsanitizzare (fig) (make inoffensive) → espurgare
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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