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sanitize

 [san´ĭ-tīz]
to clean and sterilize.

sanitize

(săn′ĭ-tīz′)
tr.v. sani·tized, sani·tizing, sani·tizes
To make sanitary, as by cleaning or disinfecting.

san′i·ti·za′tion (-tĭ-zā′shən) n.

sanitize

[san′itīz]
Etymology: L, sanitas, health
to take action needed to clean the environment or a part of it, removing or reducing pathogenic microorganisms and their habitats.
A euphemism for ex post facto alteration of a patient’s hospital or medical records by rewriting and reformatting, in particular those related to peer review

sanitize

Forensic medicine A euphemism for falsification by rewriting and reformatting various hospital records, in particular those related to peer review. See Malpractice.

sanitize

to clean and sterilize.
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