hygienics


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hy·gien·ics

 (hī-jĕn′ĭks, -jē′nĭks)
n. (used with a sing. verb)

hy•gi•en•ics

(ˌhaɪ dʒiˈɛn ɪks, haɪˈdʒɛn-, -ˈdʒi nɪks)

n.
(used with a sing. v.) hygiene (def. 1).
[1850–55]

hygienics

1. the branch of medical science that studies health and its preservation; hygiene.
2. a system of principles for promoting health. — hygienist, n.hygienic, adj.
See also: Health
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hygienics - the science concerned with the prevention of illness and maintenance of health
medical specialty, medicine - the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques
Translations

hygienics

n singHygiene f, → Gesundheitslehre f
References in classic literature ?
They had to be protected; and their horses, carriages, houses, servants had to be protected; and the source of their wealth had to be protected in the heart of the city and the heart of the country; the whole social order favourable to their hygienic idleness had to be protected against the shallow enviousness of unhygienic labour.
There were crack skaters there, showing off their skill, and learners clinging to chairs with timid, awkward movements, boys, and elderly people skating with hygienic motives.
Come on, my hygienic model, and let us see you," said her uncle, with an approving glance, as she walked in, looking so mischievously merry, that it was evident she enjoyed the joke.
A confessor had, for the last three years, directed Mademoiselle Cormon rather stupidly in the path of maceration; he advised the use of scourging, which, if modern medical science is to be believed, produces an effect quite the contrary to that expected by the worthy priest, whose hygienic knowledge was not extensive.
When Meunier's visit was approaching its conclusion, there happened an event which caused some excitement in our household, owing to the surprisingly strong effect it appeared to produce on Bertha--on Bertha, the self-possessed, who usually seemed inaccessible to feminine agitations, and did even her hate in a self-restrained hygienic manner.
The Fyne dog was supposed to lead a Spartan existence on a diet of repulsive biscuits with an occasional dry, hygienic, bone thrown in.