[ hahy-jee-en-ik, hahy-jen-, -jee-nik ]
/ ˌhaɪ dʒiˈɛn ɪk, haɪˈdʒɛn-, -ˈdʒi nɪk /
conducive to good health; healthful; sanitary.
of or relating to hygiene.
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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/.
SYNONYMS FOR hygienic
1 See sanitary.
hy·gi·en·i·cal·ly, adverban·ti·hy·gi·en·ic, adjectivean·ti·hy·gi·en·i·cal·ly, adverbnon·hy·gi·en·ic, adjective
un·hy·gi·en·ic, adjectiveun·hy·gi·en·i·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for anti-hygienic
/ (haɪˈdʒiːnɪk) /
promoting health or cleanliness; sanitary
Derived Formshygienically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for anti-hygienic
1833, from French hygiénique, from hygiène; see hygiene. The earlier adjective was hygienal (1660s).
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Medicine definitions for anti-hygienic
[ hī-jĕn′ĭk, -jē′nĭk ]
Of or relating to hygiene.
Tending to promote or preserve health.
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