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.

  2. hygienenoun

    Those conditions and practices that promote and preserve health.

  3. hygienenoun

    Cleanliness, in the context of personal hygiene.

  4. Etymology: From hygiène, from ὑγιαίνω, from ὑγιής.


  1. hygiene

    Hygiene refers to the practice of maintaining cleanliness and taking measures to prevent diseases and infections. These can include actions like regular hand washing, keeping living and working spaces clean, proper food handling and storage, personal grooming, and other practices associated with preserving health.

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

  2. 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. Logan Pearsall Smith:

    The denunciation of the young is a necessary part of the hygiene of older people, and greatly assists the circulation of the blood.

  2. Logan Pearsall Smith:

    The denunciation of the young is a necessary part of the hygiene of older people, and greatly assists in the circulation of their blood.

  3. 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.

  4. Elisabeth Hoff:

    If there were proper access to water and sanitation services, you could impede it, the WHO is advocating for better water and sanitation in the area and trying to send hygiene kits.

  5. James Scott:

    Few critical infrastructures need to expedite their cyber resiliency as desperately as the health sector, who repeatedly demonstrates lackadaisical cyber hygiene, finagled and Frankensteined networks, virtually unanimous absence of security operations teams and good ol’ boys club bureaucratic board members flexing little more than smoke and mirror, cyber security theatrics as their organizational defense.

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