hygienic

[hahy-jee-en-ik, hahy-jen-, -jee-nik]
adjective
1.
conducive to good health; healthful; sanitary.
2.
of or pertaining to hygiene.
Also, hygienical.


Origin:
1825–35; hygiene + -ic

hygienically, adverb
antihygienic, adjective
antihygienically, adverb
nonhygienic, adjective
unhygienic, adjective
unhygienically, adverb


1. See sanitary.
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hygienic (haɪˈdʒiːnɪk)
 
adj
promoting health or cleanliness; sanitary
 
hy'gienically
 
adv

unhygienic (ˌʌnhaɪˈdʒiːnɪk)
 
adj
not promoting health or cleanliness; unsanitary

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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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Example sentences
Even now, when they are rich and powerful, there is something endearingly rabid
  and unhygienic about many think-tankers.
Most of the food is safe to eat, even if the restaurant looks a bit unhygienic.
The atmosphere veered nastily between a sorry, unhygienic torpor and an ugly,
  vindictive frustration.
Presence of scabies does not necessarily indicate poor hygiene or unhygienic
  environment.
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