- conducive to good health; healthful; sanitary.
- of or relating to hygiene.
Origin of hygienic
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Examples from the Web for hygienic
When the bishop and most of his missionaries died, Livingstone reviled them for not taking “hygienic” precautions.Dr. Livingstone, I Presume? The Victorian Explorer at 200
March 19, 2013
The Allegra, which is about a third of the size of the Concordia, still has no power and hygienic conditions are worsening.Costa Allegra Stranded: Another Cruise From Hell
Barbie Latza Nadeau
February 28, 2012
My hygienic arrangements are unimportant compared to the real issues and sacrifices at stake.The Capitol Hill Shutdown Slumber Party
Daniel Stone, Eve Conant
April 7, 2011
The trust also supports a pharmacy, quarters for doctors, and a hygienic facility for childbirth.Eco-Chic Safari
July 27, 2010
He even rolled up his sleeve for a jab to show how safe and hygienic the whole thing was.Behind the Swine Flu Emergency
October 26, 2009
The State concession of an unnatural vice cannot be hygienic.The Sexual Question
"I will put it on hygienic grounds," said Dill, smiling acutely.Barrington
Charles James Lever
A crisis was at hand, and all depended on the hygienic regeneration of the city.
But from our standpoint it is their hygienic importance that is insisted upon.Rural Hygiene
Henry N. Ogden
The moral aspect of this subject is even more grave than 419the hygienic.The Arena
- promoting health or cleanliness; sanitary
Word Origin and History for hygienic
1833, from French hygiénique, from hygiène; see hygiene. The earlier adjective was hygienal (1660s).
- Of or relating to hygiene.
- Tending to promote or preserve health.