- 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 sanitize something to clean something thoroughly using chemicals to remove bacteria synonym disinfect
NAmE//ˈsænəˌtaɪz//(formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they sanitize
he / she / it sanitizes
past simple sanitized
-ing form sanitizing