Definition of hygienic in English:

Share this entry

hygienic

Pronunciation: /hīˈjenik/
/hīˈjēnik/

adjective

Conducive to maintaining health and preventing disease, especially by being clean; sanitary: hygienic conditions
More example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms
sanitary, clean, germ-free, disinfected, sterilized, sterile, antiseptic, aseptic, unpolluted, uncontaminated, salubrious, healthy, wholesome, purified
informal squeaky clean

Derivatives

hygienically

Pronunciation: /ˌhīˈjenək(ə)lē/
/ˌhīˈjēnək(ə)lē/
adverb
Example sentences
  • 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.

Words that rhyme with hygienic

scenic

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: hy·gi·en·ic

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.