- Conditions or practices conducive to maintaining health and preventing disease, especially through cleanliness: poor standards of food hygiene personal hygieneMore example sentences
- 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'.