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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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Total immersion in a sanitizing solution is superior to brush washing.
For the past year, Rodrick has tested a commercial ozone sanitizing system.
Once armed with all this information, prepare a cooking demonstration which incorporates safe methods of food preparation using sanitizing systems and other products from your store.
Douglas Washing & Sanitizing Systems quickly and efficiently clean containers of various sizes and shapes including pans, trays, molds, screens, pallets, lugs, totes, racks, bins, vats, baskets, buckets and other items commonly found in the bakery, meat, poultry and food processing industries.
The Claranor pulsed light system does away with the chemicals and rinse water in favor of a compact, long life, and energy efficient system that is as effective in sanitizing caps as the chemical systems it replaces," said Don Cotney, President and General Manager, Fowler Products.
Improper cleaning and sanitizing of food contact surfaces opens the way for the transmission of potentially dangerous microbes to food and eventually to the public.
After the pallet leaves the wash chamber, it is sprayed with a fresh water sanitizing rinse at 180 degrees.