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sanitize

verb [T]  us   /ˈsæn·ɪˌtɑɪz/

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.
Translations of “sanitize”
in Chinese (Traditional) 清潔的, 給…消毒, 對…進行衛生處理…
in Chinese (Simplified) 清洁的, 给…消毒, 对…进行卫生处理…
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