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Definition of sanitize verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    sanitize

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//ˈsænəˌtaɪz//
     
    (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they sanitize
     
    he / she / it sanitizes
     
    past simple sanitized
     
    -ing form sanitizing
     
     
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  1. 1sanitize something (disapproving) to remove the parts of something that could be considered unpleasant This sanitized account of his life does not mention his time in prison.
  2. 2 sanitize something to clean something thoroughly using chemicals to remove bacteria synonym disinfect
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