Definition of hygiene in English:

hygiene

Line breaks: hy|giene
Pronunciation: /ˈhʌɪdʒiːn
 
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noun

[mass noun]
Conditions or practices conducive to maintaining health and preventing disease, especially through cleanliness: poor standards of food hygiene personal hygiene
More 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.
Synonyms
cleanliness, personal hygiene, personal cleanliness, purity, sterility, disinfection, sanitation, sanitariness; public health, environmental health, sanitary measures

Origin

late 16th century: via French from modern Latin hygieina, from Greek hugieinē (tekhnē) '(art) of health', from hugiēs 'healthy'.

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