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Definition of Sanitize

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clean, disinfect, sterilize, make hygienic; make more acceptable or less offensive or less harmful by removing unpleasant or incriminating features (also sanitise)
Sanitize Definition from Government Dictionaries & Glossaries
DOD Dictionary of Military Terms
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.
Source: U.S. Department of Defense, Joint Doctrine Division. ( About )
Sanitize Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Sanitization can refer to
  • Data sanitization, has two distinct meanings:
    • the use of anonymization and other techniques to "sanitize" (often statistical) data to purge it of personally-identifiable information in order to protect user privacy; such techniques include:
      • NULLing out
      • masking data
      • data substitution
      • shuffling records
      • number variance
      • gibberish generation
      • encryption
    • the removal of malicious data from user input, such as form submissions
  • Disinfection, the destruction of pathogenic and other kinds of microorganisms
  • Sanitization (classified information)
  • Censorship, removing information from a published document

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Sanitize Definition from Law Dictionaries & Glossaries
President's DNA Initiative Glossary
The process of removing biological and/or chemical contaminants from tools and/or equipment.
Source: The President's DNA Initiative ( About )
Sanitize Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
WordNet 2.0

1. make sanitary by cleaning or sterilizing
(synonym) sanitise, hygienize, hygienise
(hypernym) clean, make clean
(derivation) sanitation, sanitization, sanitisation
2. make less offensive or more acceptable by removing objectionable features; "sanitize a document before releasing it to the press"; "sanitize history"; "sanitize the language in a book"
(synonym) sanitise
(hypernym) change, alter, modify