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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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Our product line also includes items that will clean and sanitize kitchen countertops," Guckian said.
First, will the California media give the public telling details that only insiders get to see, or will the media sanitize things?
The electron irradiation process that so effectively sanitizes letter mail is not penetrating enough to be used on the nearly 200 000 larger-volume packages that have been sitting in limbo at the Brentwood and Trenton postal facilities.
Water treated with chlorine bleach also sanitizes with hypochlorous acid, but Hung's data suggest that electrolyzed water outperforms the bleach-based technique and keeps its potency longer.