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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. Ala Alwan:

    The low level of immunity coupled with poor hygiene conditions raises the risk of disease outbreaks, such as measles.

  2. Clara Long:

    The kids had colds and were sick and said they didn't have access to soap to wash their hands. It was an alcohol-based cleanser. Some kids who were detained for two to three weeks had only one or two opportunities to shower, one said they hadn't showered in three weeks. Hygiene and living conditions like this creates a risk of spreading infectious disease. It makes me very concerned about the public health emergency.

  3. Francisco Moreno:

    The best way of avoiding having the health system collapse is prevention. And prevention with this disease depends to a great degree on good hygiene with your hands, unfortunately they're prime candidates for getting infected.

  4. Nathaniel Watson:

    We recommend that a healthy sleep life requires good sleep hygiene, and that should be a constant and not something that varies with the seasons.

  5. The CDC:

    Adopting universal masking policies can help avert future lockdowns, especially if combined with other non-pharmaceutical interventions such as social distancing, hand hygiene, and adequate ventilation.

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