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hygienic

[hahy-jee-en-ik, hahy-jen-, -jee-nik] /ˌhaɪ dʒiˈɛn ɪk, haɪˈdʒɛn-, -ˈdʒi nɪk/
adjective
1.
conducive to good health; healthful; sanitary.
2.
of or pertaining to hygiene.
Also, hygienical.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35; hygiene + -ic
Related forms
hygienically, adverb
antihygienic, adjective
antihygienically, adverb
nonhygienic, adjective
unhygienic, adjective
unhygienically, adverb
Synonyms
1. See sanitary.
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Examples for hygienic
  • Using the hygienic and no-scratch peeling technique.
  • On top of all this, they boost publicity for what should be a ubiquitously hygienic practice.
British Dictionary definitions for hygienic

hygienic

/haɪˈdʒiːnɪk/
adjective
1.
promoting health or cleanliness; sanitary
Derived Forms
hygienically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for hygienic
adj.

1833, from French hygiénique, from hygiène; see hygiene. The earlier adjective was hygienal (1660s).

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hygienic in Medicine

hygienic hy·gi·en·ic (hī'jē-ěn'ĭk, hī-jěn'-, -jē'nĭk)
adj.

  1. Of or relating to hygiene.

  2. Tending to promote or preserve health.

  3. Sanitary.

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