conducive to good health; healthful; sanitary.
of or relating to hygiene.
- Also hy·gi·en·i·cal [hahy-jee-en-i-kuhl, hahy-jen-, -jee-ni-kuhl] /ˌhaɪ dʒiˈɛn ɪ kəl, haɪˈdʒɛn-, -ˈdʒi nɪ kəl/ .
- hy·gi·en·i·cal·ly, adverb
- an·ti·hy·gi·en·ic, adjective
- an·ti·hy·gi·en·i·cal·ly, adverb
- non·hy·gi·en·ic, adjective
- un·hy·gi·en·ic, adjective
- un·hy·gi·en·i·cal·ly, adverb
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How to use hygienic in a sentence
Since the pandemic, investor interest has been much less of a challenge given the hygienic nature of the service.Robot manicures are the newest way to get people back in the office | jim cooper | October 5, 2021 | Digiday
You can adjust the bidet toilet seat settings for a hygienic and personalized bathroom experience.
Nurses’ hygienic protocols have been overlooked, she said, and their quarantine rules have been flouted.School nurses say they are being left out of reopening conversations | Valerie Strauss | June 24, 2021 | Washington Post
The elder Jarvis’s commitment to hygienic childcare was borne of tragedy, as she lost nine children to epidemics spread through unsanitary conditions common during the 19th century.Too Many Moms Can't Afford Diapers for Their Kids. On Mother's Day, We Must Remember Their Need | Jennifer Randles | May 6, 2021 | Time
Though they differ in technical complexity, both have the potential to make urban communities more hospitable and hygienic.How to build freestanding public restrooms that are clean and safe | Andrew Giambrone | April 28, 2021 | MIT Technology Review
And with so many pigs dying, farms have been challenged to try to find hygienic ways to dispose of the carcasses.Aporkalypse Now: Pig-Killing Virus Could Mean the End of Bacon | Carrie Arnold | August 20, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
And—guess what—slaughterhouses turn out to be not so perfectly 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 | Tim Jeal | March 19, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The Allegra, which is about a third of the size of the Concordia, still has no power and hygienic conditions are worsening.
My hygienic arrangements are unimportant compared to the real issues and sacrifices at stake.
hygienic reasons had probably something to do with its general adoption, and this implies, of course, cities of considerable size.The Private Life of the Romans | Harold Whetstone Johnston
He is also the hygienic adviser in all matters relating to study and recreation.Colleges in America | John Marshall Barker
They have studied food from a hygienic point of view, and they watch the effect of every mouthful.Girls and Women | Harriet E. Paine (AKA E. Chester}
In the immediate neighborhood are hygienic baths of pure crystalline water.Guatemala, the country of the future | Charles M. Pepper
The first step in this hygienic work is close observation on the part of the Forest officers.Our National Forests | Richard H. Douai Boerker
British Dictionary definitions for hygienic
promoting health or cleanliness; sanitary
- hygienically, adverb
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