Definition of hygienist in English:

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hygienist

Pronunciation: /hīˈjēnəst/
/hīˈjenəst/

noun

1A specialist in the promotion of clean conditions for the preservation of health: an industrial hygienist
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  • Responsibility was delegated to the Ministry of Health, the main hygienist of the Slovak Republic, and regional hygienists.
  • In the past, industrial hygienists mainly focused their concerns on inhalation exposure.
  • That unpredictability is why industrial hygienists get all twitchy when they hear ‘mercury’ and ‘carpet’ in the same sentence.
2 short for dental hygienist.

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Syllabification: hy·gien·ist

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