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Definition of sanitize verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (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. 2sanitize something to clean something thoroughly using chemicals to remove bacteria synonym disinfect
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: sanitize