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sanitize

verb
     
san‧i‧tize also sanitise British English [transitive]
1TCN to remove particular details from a report, story etc in order to make it less offensive, unpleasant, or embarrassing - used especially to show disapproval:
the sanitized version of events which was reported in the government-controlled media
2 to clean something thoroughly, removing dirt and bacteria

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