What does Hygiene mean?

Definitions for Hygiene
ˈhaɪ dʒinHy·gien·e

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hygienenoun

    a condition promoting sanitary practices

    "personal hygiene"

  2. hygiene, hygienicsnoun

    the science concerned with the prevention of illness and maintenance of health


  1. hygienenoun

    The science of health, its promotion and preservation.

    Etymology: From hygiène, from ὑγιαίνω, from ὑγιής.

  2. hygienenoun

    Those conditions and practices that promote and preserve health.

    Etymology: From hygiène, from ὑγιαίνω, from ὑγιής.

  3. hygienenoun

    Cleanliness, in the context of personal hygiene.

    Etymology: From hygiène, from ὑγιαίνω, from ὑγιής.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hygienenoun

    that department of sanitary science which treats of the preservation of health, esp. of households and communities; a system of principles or rules designated for the promotion of health

    Etymology: [F. hygine. See Hygeia.]


  1. Hygiene

    Hygiene is a set of practices performed for the preservation of health. While in modern medical sciences there is a set of standards of hygiene recommended for different situations, what is considered hygienic or not can vary between different cultures, genders and etarian groups. Some regular hygienic practices may be considered good habits by a society while the neglect of hygiene can be considered disgusting, disrespectful or even threatening. Sanitation involves the hygienic disposal and treatment by the civic authority of potentially unhealthy human waste, such as sewerage and drainage.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Hygiene

    The science dealing with the establishment and maintenance of health in the individual and the group. It includes the conditions and practices conducive to health. (Webster, 3d ed)

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Hygiene in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Hygiene in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of Hygiene in a Sentence

  1. Maria Neira:

    Those terrible diseases require hygiene and sanitation and we hope that this contribution will add to our argument that access to safe water and sanitation is one of the most important determinants of our health.

  2. Sharon Tsay:

    C. auris is still relatively rare in the United States and CDC is working hard to contain its spread, one of the best ways to prevent the spread of germs like C. auris in healthcare settings is good hand hygiene.

  3. Charles Gaudry:

    The rains are exacerbating an already-precarious hygiene situation, while immediate measures are now being put in place to address the cholera outbreak, it is crucial also that proper investment is made on a longer term basis to improve living conditions for refugees and prevent future epidemics.

  4. Bruce Schneier:

    It is poor civic hygiene to install technologies that could someday facilitate a police state.

  5. Singapores Ministry of Health:

    Dormitory operators and workers living in dormitories are reminded of the importance of maintaining high standards of hygiene and cleanliness to safeguard their own health and those of others who are living in the same space, safe distancing measures must be strictly adhered to.

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    the act of making something completely wet
    • A. brashness
    • B. impounding
    • C. cazique
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