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sanitize

 [san´ĭ-tīz]
to clean and sterilize.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.
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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
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sanitize

Forensic medicine A euphemism for falsification by rewriting and reformatting various hospital records, in particular those related to peer review. See Malpractice.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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If you don't have time to wash your hands, or are nowhere near a sink, a squirt of some pink hand sanitiser while running out the door, or in the great outdoors, has become a common alternative.
But the FDA has asked sanitiser manufacturers to provide evidence that the benefits of their products outweigh any risks.
The website also allows anyone who wants to send a sanitiser in his name to Zuckerberg.
On the benefit of sanitisers, Oyston said that the active ingredient in most hand sanitisers is 70 per cent alcohol with ingredients like water, fragrance and glycerine.
Leon Vercueil, senior brand manager from Dettol, Reckitt Benckiser Middle East, said that hand sanitisers are a good alternative when traditional hand washing is not possible.
A new and technologically advanced water-based surface and utensil sanitiser will provide food and drink processors in the UK with a highly effective, safe, low cost and environmentally-friendly solution to the long-term challenge of maintaining secure hygiene standards.
Messrs Lee and Pascal found washing dishes in room temperature water could pass acceptable hygiene levels only if later soaked in more concentrated sanitisers.