[ san-i-tahyz ]
/ ˈsæn ɪˌtaɪz /
verb (used with object), san·i·tized, san·i·tiz·ing.
to free from dirt, germs, etc., as by cleaning or sterilizing.
to make less offensive by eliminating anything unwholesome, objectionable, incriminating, etc.: to sanitize a document before releasing it to the press.
Also especially British, san·i·tise.
Origin of sanitize
First recorded in 1830–40; sanit(ary) + -ize
OTHER WORDS FROM sanitizesan·i·ti·za·tion, noun un·san·i·tized, adjective
Words nearby sanitize
sanitate, sanitation, sanitation worker, sanitationman, sanitization, sanitize, sanitizer, sanity, sanjak, sank, sankara
British Dictionary definitions for sanitise
/ (ˈsænɪˌtaɪz) /
to make sanitary or hygienic, as by sterilizing
to omit unpleasant details from (a news report, document, etc) to make it more palatable to the recipients