[ US /ˈsænɪˌtaɪz/ ]
  1. make sanitary by cleaning or sterilizing
  2. make less offensive or more acceptable by removing objectionable features
    sanitize the language in a book
    sanitize history
    sanitize a document before releasing it to the press
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How To Use sanitize In A Sentence

  • In an effort to sanitize Paramount's portrait of a demimondaine, the studio publicity department churned out reams of flapdoodle, defining Holly as a "kook" rather than a B-girl. When Words Go Lightly to Screen
  • I can find no legitimate references to the use of metallic, inorganic, or organic silver compounds as a sanitizer, disinfectant, or sterilizing agent. quaternary ammonium chloride compounds - Mixtures of compounds such as alkyl dimethyl benzyl ammonium chloride, didecyl dimethyl ammonium chloride, dioctyl dimethyl ammonium chloride, and octyl decyl dimethyl ammonium chloride are very commonly used as surface sanitizer; if you look at your household cleaners that claim disinfecting properties, there's a high percentage chance that you'll find a "quat". Question ;Microdyne
  • Over the years, the giant retailer, in exercising its own brand of censorship, has forced recording artists to change lyrics, 'sanitize' album covers, removed certain 'objectionable' magazines from its racks, and generally cultivated its own corporate sense of what the public should or shouldn't see. Al Norman: Wal-Mart Picks Free Speech Fight with Union
  • The military wants to allow only a sanitized report/version of the incident to become public.
  • We are now sanitized and correct, factual and precise, but tragically bereft of relationship.
  • With all their profundity and gravitas, they have striven hard to sanitize all abusage in application yet, pitiably, they seemed to have been overwhelmed by the brutality of the crisis Undefined
  • Instead, we were presented with bland technical data, neat, sanitised diagrams and understated text.
  • This sanitized account of his life does not mention his time in prison.
  • Wash or disinfect your hands with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizers, and clean cookware and utensils thoroughly with soap and water.
  • Why is our war coverage invariably sanitized to “PG” or even “G,” when we can go to the movies anytime and see “R” rated, pornographically violent films? William Astore: A Very American Coup: Coming Soon to a Hometown Near You
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