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SANITIZE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does sanitize mean? 

SANITIZE (verb)
  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 


SANITIZE (verb)


Sense 1sanitize [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make sanitary by cleaning or sterilizing

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

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]

Meaning:

Make less offensive or more acceptable by removing objectionable features

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

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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