hy·​gien·​ics ˌhī-ˈjē-niks How to pronounce hygienics (audio)
-jē-ˈe-niks How to pronounce hygienics (audio)
plural in form but singular in construction

Examples of hygienics in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web By the turn of the century, Victorians were fluent enough in hygienics to prefer more sanitary surfaces in a bathroom, hence the popularity of white tile. Kelsey Keith, ELLE Decor, 17 Feb. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1855, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hygienics was in 1855

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“Hygienics.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hygienics. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

Medical Definition


noun, plural in form but singular in construction
hy·​gien·​ics -iks How to pronounce hygienics (audio)
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