From Latin sanitas (“health, propriety”), from sanus (“healthy, rational, chaste”)
sanitate (third-person singular simple present sanitates, present participle sanitating, simple past and past participle sanitated)
- To sanitize.
1893, George Bernard Shaw, Mrs. Warren's Profession:
- Nor am I prepared to accept the verdict of the medical gentlemen who would compulsorily sanitate and register Mrs Warren, whilst leaving Mrs Warren's patrons, especially her military patrons, free to destroy her health and anybody else's without fear of reprisals.