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

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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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1855, in the meaning defined above

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“Hygienics.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hygienics. Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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

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