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English definition of “sanitize”

sanitize

verb [T]  /ˈsæn·ɪˌtɑɪz/ us  

sanitize verb [T] (CLEAN)

to make something completely clean: The majority of public swimming pools are sanitized with chlorine.

sanitize verb [T] (CHANGE)

to change something to make it less upsetting or unpleasant and more acceptable: The new text sanitizes early American history.
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