- To revise a report or other document in such a fashion as to prevent identification of sources, or of the actual persons and places with which it is concerned, or of the means by which it was acquired. Usually involves deletion or substitution of names and other key details.
Military dictionary. 2000.
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sanitize — index decontaminate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
sanitize — 1836; see SANITARY (Cf. sanitary) + IZE (Cf. ize). Metaphoric sense is from 1934. Related: Sanitized; sanitizing … Etymology dictionary
sanitize — (Amer.) sanÂ·iÂ·tize || sÃ¦nÉªtaÉªz v. clean, disinfect, sterilize, make hygienic; make more acceptable or less offensive or less harmful by removing unpleasant or incriminating features (also sanitise) … English contemporary dictionary
sanitize — disinfect, *sterilize, fumigate … New Dictionary of Synonyms
sanitize — [v] sterilize antisepticize, clean, decontaminate, disinfect, freshen, fumigate, make sanitary, purify; concepts 231,250 … New thesaurus
sanitize — (also sanitise) ► VERB 1) make hygienic. 2) derogatory make more acceptable. DERIVATIVES sanitizer noun … English terms dictionary
sanitize — [san′ə tīz΄] vt. sanitized, sanitizing 1. to make sanitary, as by sterilizing 2. to free from anything considered undesirable, damaging, etc. sanitizer n … English World dictionary
sanitize — UK [ˈsænɪtaɪz] / US [ˈsænɪˌtaɪz] verb [transitive] Word forms sanitize : present tense I/you/we/they sanitize he/she/it sanitizes present participle sanitizing past tense sanitized past participle sanitized 1) to make something clean and healthy … English dictionary
sanitize — transitive verb ( tized; tizing) Etymology: Latin sanitas Date: 1836 1. to make sanitary (as by cleaning or sterilizing) 2. to make more acceptable by removing unpleasant or undesired features < attempts to sanitize historical accounts > •… … New Collegiate Dictionary
sanitize — sanitization, n. /san i tuyz /, v.t., sanitized, sanitizing. 1. to free from dirt, germs, etc., as by cleaning or sterilizing. 2. to make less offensive by eliminating anything unwholesome, objectionable, incriminating, etc.: to sanitize a… … Universalium
sanitize — san·i·tize also Brit san·i·tise san ə .tīz vt, tized also Brit tised; tiz·ing also Brit tis·ing to make sanitary (as by cleaning or sterilizing) <sanitize all surfaces with a solution of bleach and water> san·i·ti·za·tion also Brit… … Medical dictionary