sanitize

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sanitize (third-person singular simple present sanitizes, present participle sanitizing, simple past and past participle sanitized)

  1. (transitive) to partially free something of microorganisms by cleaning or disinfecting
  2. (transitive, by extension) to make something, such as a dramatic work, more acceptable by removing potentially offensive material
  3. (transitive, computing) to remove sensitive or personal data from a database or file before giving the public access to it
  4. (transitive) to revise a document in order to prevent identification of the sources

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Last modified on 25 September 2013, at 15:21