Simple Definition of hygiene
: the things that you do to keep yourself and your surroundings clean in order to maintain good health
Full Definition of hygiene
1 : a science of the establishment and maintenance of health
2 : conditions or practices (as of cleanliness) conducive to health
Examples of hygiene
Poor sanitation and hygiene caused many of the soldiers to get sick.
He has very poor personal hygiene.
Brushing your teeth regularly is an important part of good dental hygiene.
Origin of hygiene
French hygiène & New Latin hygieina, from Greek, neuter plural of hygieinos healthful, from hygiēs healthy; akin to Sanskrit su well and to Latin vivus living — more at quick
First Known Use: 1671
HYGIENIST Defined for Kids
Definition of hygienist
: a person skilled in hygiene and especially in a specified branch of hygiene <a dental hygienist>
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