[hahy-jee-en-ik, hahy-jen-, -jee-nik]
- 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
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1. See sanitary.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
- promoting health or cleanliness; sanitary
Word Origin and History for hygienical
1833, from French hygiénique, from hygiène; see hygiene. The earlier adjective was hygienal (1660s).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Of or relating to hygiene.
- Tending to promote or preserve health.
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