hygienic

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adjective hy·gien·ic \ˌhī-ˈjē-nik, -ˈje- also -jē-ˈe-nik\

Definition of hygienic

  1. 1a :  of or relating to hygieneb :  having or showing good hygiene hygienic conditions

  2. 2a :  antiseptic 3c sweetly hygienic production … comic in an entirely innocuous way — J. W. Aldridgeb :  antiseptic 4 a hygienic view of national realities and moral imperatives — I. L. Horowitz

hygienically

play \ˌhī-ˈjē-ni-k(ə-)lē, -ˈje- also -jē-ˈe-ni-\ adverb

Examples of hygienic in a Sentence

  1. For hygienic reasons, restaurants should wash silverware and drinking glasses more than once.

  2. The hygienic conditions of the operating room are maintained by the nursing staff.

  3. The prisoners' living quarters were not hygienic.

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First Known Use of hygienic

1833


HYGIENIC Defined for Kids

hygienic

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adjective hy·gien·ic \ˌhī-jē-ˈe-nik, hī-ˈje-nik\

Definition of hygienic for Students

  1. :  of, relating to, or leading toward health or hygiene hygienic conditions


Medical Dictionary

hygienic

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adjective hy·gien·ic \ˌhī-jē-ˈen-ik, hī-ˈjen-, hī-ˈjēn-\

Medical Definition of hygienic

  1. :  of, relating to, or conducive to health or hygiene

hygienically

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