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hygienics

[hahy-jee-en-iks, hahy-jen-, -jee-niks] /ˌhaɪ dʒiˈɛn ɪks, haɪˈdʒɛn-, -ˈdʒi nɪks/
noun, (used with a singular verb)
1.
hygiene (def 1).
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; hygiene + -ics
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hygienics

/haɪˈdʒiːnɪks/
noun
1.
(functioning as sing) another word for hygiene (sense 1)
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hygienics in Medicine

hygienics hy·gi·en·ics (hī'jē-ěn'ĭks, hī-jěn'-, -jē'nĭks)
n.
See hygiene.

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