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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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Even with daily cleaning and sanitizing, extra care must be taken to remove residue material that collects inside the mechanisms of slicing equipment and conveyors.
Caption(s): The AllPur sanitizing system from Tersano removes bacteria from fruit, vegetables and meat.
Rodrick says that ozone's usefulness as a sanitizing agent comes from its unstable molecular structure--the third oxygen atom tends to break apart from the ozone molecule, releasing energy.
The researchers have been conducting experiments on commercial produce washing and sanitizing equipment to reduce bacterial populations on fresh and minimally processed fruits and vegetables.
9 percent kill rate, it is far more effective than current sanitizing methods, such as commercial fruit and vegetable washes," Rodrick says.
As a member of the Mail Security Task Force of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), NIST has been working on sanitizing letter mail contaminated or possibly cross-contaminated by the anthrax bioterror actions of last October.
Earlier this week, the cleaning and sanitizing of the heating and cooling system began.