Definition of hygienic in English:


Syllabification: hy·gi·en·ic
Pronunciation: /hīˈjenik, -ˈjē-


  • Conducive to maintaining health and preventing disease, especially by being clean; sanitary: hygienic conditions
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    • It was very clean and hygienic, well maintained and the food was marvellous by comparison to what I had experienced abroad.
    • Some may argue that in advanced countries like Australia, pigs are bred in very clean and hygienic conditions.
    • Avoidance is the principal medical and hygienic strategy to prevent mold-induced disease.
    sanitary, clean, germ-free, disinfected, sterilized, sterile, antiseptic, aseptic, unpolluted, uncontaminated, salubrious, healthy, wholesome, purified
    informal squeaky clean



Pronunciation: /-(ə)lē/
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  • Several of these places were hygienically challenged, with mangy dogs scurrying about, leaking sewage pipes and nowhere to bathe.
  • The product extinguishes safely and hygienically, and its airtight design means that smoke odours are locked-in within the pouch.
  • Parents should give children food suitable to their temperament, prepared hygienically, pleasant to the taste and yet simple.

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