hygienic

[ hahy-jee-en-ik, hahy-jen-, -jee-nik ]
/ ˌhaɪ dʒiˈɛn ɪk, haɪˈdʒɛn-, -ˈdʒi nɪk /
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adjective

conducive to good health; healthful; sanitary.
of or relating to hygiene.
Also hy·gi·en·i·cal [hahy-jee-en-i-kuh l, hahy-jen-, -jee-ni-kuh l] /ˌhaɪ dʒiˈɛn ɪ kəl, haɪˈdʒɛn-, -ˈdʒi nɪ kəl/.

Origin of hygienic

First recorded in 1825–35; hygiene + -ic
SYNONYMS FOR hygienic
1 See sanitary.
Related forms
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Examples from the Web for anti-hygienic

  • Very often, too, it is suffering from cerebral anæmia, caused by poverty and an anti-hygienic education.

    The Conquest of Bread|Peter Kropotkin
  • My first active objection was to this anti-hygienic organization, and the lack of necessities for my immediate use.

    My Own Affairs|Louise, Princess of Belgium

British Dictionary definitions for anti-hygienic

hygienic

/ (haɪˈdʒiːnɪk) /

adjective

promoting health or cleanliness; sanitary
Derived Formshygienically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for anti-hygienic

hygienic


adj.

1833, from French hygiénique, from hygiène; see hygiene. The earlier adjective was hygienal (1660s).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for anti-hygienic

hygienic

[ hī-jĕnĭk, -jēnĭk ]

adj.

Of or relating to hygiene.
Tending to promote or preserve health.
Sanitary.
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