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

Example Sentences

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

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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 25 Mar. 2023.

Medical Definition


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