Meaning of “sanitize” in the English Dictionary

(Definition of “sanitize” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"sanitize" in American English

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sanitizeverb [ 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.

(Definition of “sanitize” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)