hygienic

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

adjective

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-kuhl, hahy-jen-, -jee-ni-kuhl] /ˌhaɪ dʒiˈɛn ɪ kəl, haɪˈdʒɛn-, -ˈdʒi nɪ kəl/ .

Origin of hygienic

First recorded in 1825–35; hygiene + -ic

synonym study for hygienic

1. See sanitary.

OTHER WORDS FROM hygienic

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Example sentences from the Web for hygienic

  • Hygienically grown in a bath of nutrients that supply all the necessary food elements.

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  • Cow-keepers know this well; their good cows are hygienically reared, and calves are sent to the butcher.

British Dictionary definitions for hygienic

hygienic
/ (haɪˈdʒiːnɪk) /

adjective

promoting health or cleanliness; sanitary

Derived forms of hygienic

hygienically, adverb
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Medical definitions for hygienic

hygienic
[ hī-jĕnĭk, -jēnĭk ]

adj.

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