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English verb: sanitize

1. sanitize (contact) make sanitary by cleaning or sterilizing


Synonymshygienise, hygienize, sanitise


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)clean, make clean

2. sanitize (change) make less offensive or more acceptable by removing objectionable features


SamplesSanitize a document before releasing it to the press.
Sanitize history.
Sanitize the language in a book.


Synonymssanitise


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify









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