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hy·giene

 (hī′jēn′)
n.
1. The science that deals with the promotion and preservation of health. Also called hygienics.
2. Conditions and practices that serve to promote or preserve health: hygiene in the workplace; personal hygiene.

[French hygiène and New Latin hygieina, both from Greek hugieinē (tekhnē), (art) of health, feminine of hugieinos, relating to health, healthful, from hugiēs, healthy; see aiw- in Indo-European roots.]

hy·gien′ist (hī-jē′nĭst, hī′jē′-, hī-jĕn′ĭst) n.
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hygiene

(ˈhaɪdʒiːn)
n
1. (Medicine) Also called: hygienics the science concerned with the maintenance of health
2. (Medicine) clean or healthy practices or thinking: personal hygiene.
[C18: from New Latin hygiēna, from Greek hugieinē, from hugiēs healthy]
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hy•giene

(ˈhaɪ dʒin)

n.
1. the application of scientific knowledge to the preservation of health and prevention of the spread of disease.
2. a condition or practice conducive to the preservation of health, as cleanliness.
[1590–1600; < French hygiène < New Latin hygieina < Greek hygieinḕ (téchnē) healthful (art), feminine of hygieinós healthful, derivative of hygiḗs healthy]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hygiene - a condition promoting sanitary practiceshygiene - a condition promoting sanitary practices; "personal hygiene"
sanitariness - the state of being conducive to health
2.hygiene - 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
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hygiene

noun cleanliness, sanitation, disinfection, sterility, sanitary measures, hygienics Be extra careful about personal hygiene.
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Translations
عِلْم الصِّحَّهنَظَافَة
hygiena
hygiejne
hygienia
higijena
higiénia
heilsufræîi; hollustuhættir; hreinlæti
衛生
위생학
higienahigieniškaihigieniškashigienos
higiēna
hygiena
higiena
hygien
อนามัย
hijyensağlık koruma/bilgisi
vệ sinh

hygiene

[ˈhaɪdʒiːn] Nhigiene f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

hygiene

[ˈhaɪdʒiːn] nhygiène f
food hygiene → l'hygiène alimentaire
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hygiene

nHygiene f; personal hygieneKörperpflege f
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hygiene

[ˈhaɪdʒiːn] nigiene f
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

hygiene

(ˈhaidʒiːn) noun
(the rules or science of) cleanliness whose aim is to preserve health and prevent the spread of disease.
hyˈgienic (-ˈdʒiː-) , ((American) -ˈdʒe-) adjective
(negative unhygienic) free from germs or dirt. Hygienic conditions are essential in a hospital.
hyˈgienically (-ˈdʒiː-) , ((American) -ˈdʒe-) adverb
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

hygiene

نَظَافَة hygiena hygiejne Hygiene υγιεινή higiene hygienia hygiène higijena igiene 衛生 위생학 hygiëne hygiene higiena higiene гигиена hygien อนามัย hijyen vệ sinh 卫生
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hy·giene

n. higiene, estudio de la salud y la conservación de un cuerpo sano;
mental ______ mental;
oral ______ oral;
public ______ pública.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

hygiene

n higiene f, aseo; oral — higiene or aseo bucal
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