Definition of hygiene
1 : a science of the establishment and maintenance of health
2 : conditions or practices (as of cleanliness) conducive to health <has poor personal hygiene> <Brushing your teeth regularly is an important part of good oral hygiene.>
hygienistplay \hī-ˈjē-nist, ˈhī-ˌjē-, hī-ˈje-\ noun
Examples of hygiene in a sentence
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 and Etymology 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
HYGIENE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of hygiene for English Language Learners
: the things that you do to keep yourself and your surroundings clean in order to maintain good health
HYGIENE Defined for Kids
Definition of hygiene for Students
1 : a science that deals with the bringing about and keeping up of good health
2 : conditions or practices (as of cleanliness) necessary for health <He has good personal hygiene.>
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