"desanitize" -- a reversal?

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Mon Oct 29 01:02:36 UTC 2012

I find in the New York Times Magazine today "We got our feet soaked
and I hope desanitized in tubs of fragrant red fluid ..."  The writer
and his mother are at the Asian Foot Soak Sanctuary, in Wilmington,
N.C., if that matters.

"Desanitize" is not in the OED, but my expectation is that it would
mean "to make unsanitary; to undisinfect".


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