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hygienics

[hahy-jee-en-iks, hahy-jen-, -jee-niks]
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noun (used with a singular verb)
  1. hygiene(def 1).
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Origin of hygienics

First recorded in 1850–55; hygiene + -ics
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Related Words

cleanlinesshygienesanitationhygienicsasepsisdisinfectionregimenepidemiology

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Historical Examples

  • It was seldom that she intruded thus upon the mystery of his morning hygienics.

    The Trimming of Goosie

    James Hopper

  • On a visit to a book store I happened to see a new publication on the Hygienics of Pregnancy and had it sent to the palace.


British Dictionary definitions for hygienics

hygienics

noun
  1. (functioning as singular) another word for hygiene (def. 1)
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hygienics in Medicine

hygienics

(hī-jĕnĭks, -jēnĭks)
n.
  1. hygiene
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