from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To make sanitary, as by cleaning or disinfecting.
- transitive v. To make more acceptable by removing unpleasant or offensive features from: sanitized the language in adapting the novel for television.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. to partially free something of microorganisms by cleaning or disinfecting
- v. (by extension) to make something, such as a dramatic work, more acceptable by removing potentially offensive material
- v. (computing) to remove sensitive or personal data from a database or file before giving the public access to it
- v. to revise a document in order to prevent identification of the sources
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. make less offensive or more acceptable by removing objectionable features
- v. make sanitary by cleaning or sterilizing
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