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 Dictionary entry overview: What does sanitize mean? 

  The verb SANITIZE has 2 senses:

1. make sanitary by cleaning or sterilizing
2. make less offensive or more acceptable by removing objectionable features

  Familiarity information: SANITIZE used as a verb is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1sanitize [BACK TO TOP]


Make sanitary by cleaning or sterilizing

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging


hygienise; hygienize; sanitise; sanitize

Hypernyms (to "sanitize" is one way to...):

clean; make clean (make clean by removing dirt, filth, or unwanted substances from)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

Sense 2sanitize [BACK TO TOP]


Make less offensive or more acceptable by removing objectionable features

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.


sanitise; sanitize

Context examples:

sanitize a document before releasing it to the press / sanitize history / sanitize the language in a book

Hypernyms (to "sanitize" is one way to...):

alter; change; modify (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

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