"desanitize" -- a reversal?

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Mon Oct 29 01:33:28 UTC 2012

On Sun, Oct 28, 2012 at 9:02 PM, Joel S. Berson <Berson at att.net> wrote:
> "Desanitize" is not in the OED, but my expectation is that it would
> mean "to make unsanitary; to undisinfect".

I certainly hope so!

This, despite the fact that I myself  have _unloosened_ many neckties,
shoelaces, and such that needed *loosening*, in unmonitored moments,
and felt none the worse for it.

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint
to come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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