Definition of hygiene in English:
- Standards of quality and hygiene can be maintained in a much less restrictive way.
- Airedale Hospital has received a clean bill of health for its standards of food and hygiene.
- Their standards of food, service, hygiene and comfort are high and most have kids' clubs.
Late 16th century: via French from modern Latin hygieina, from Greek hugieinē (tekhnē) '(art) of health', from hugiēs 'healthy'.
The word hygiene goes back to Greek hugieinē (tekhnē) meaning ‘(art) of health’, from hugiēs ‘healthy’.
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