noun (used with a singular verb)
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Words nearby hygienics
What does hygienics mean?
Hygienics is the science that deals with preserving and promoting health. The word hygiene can be used to mean the same thing.
The word hygiene most commonly refers to a collection of practices to promote and preserve health, or a condition involving the use of such practices.
In its most popular sense, hygiene refers to habitual actions that help you stay physically healthy, such as washing your hands and brushing your teeth. The related adjective hygienic can mean related to or involving hygiene, promoting good health, or sanitary.
Hygienics involves the study of methods for maintaining health and cleanliness on a large scale and in individuals. It is one part of the field of public health and is closely associated with sanitation.
The word hygienics is used with a singular verb, as in Hygienics is a growing field of study.
Example: Experts in hygienics recommend regularly washing your hands as one of the best ways to prevent the spread of illness.
Where does hygienics come from?
The first records of the word hygienics come from the 1850s. Its base word, hygiene, ultimately comes from the Greek hygiḗ(s), meaning “healthy.” The suffix -ics is used to indicate a field of study, as in physics.
Hygienics involves the study of the ways we can stay healthy and avoid illness. This includes the promotion of simple actions like routinely washing hands, but it also involves things like recommendations for and regulation of sanitary conditions in restaurants and hospitals.
Hygiene and hygienics can also be used figuratively, such as in phrases like internet hygiene and information hygienics—referring to practices to maintain the health of devices, networks, and data.
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How is hygienics used in real life?
The word hygienics is not as commonly used as its synonym hygiene.
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True or False?
The field of hygienics only involves the promotion of individual health.
Example sentences from the Web for hygienics
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.Secret Memoirs: The Story of Louise, Crown Princess|Henry W. Fischer
It was seldom that she intruded thus upon the mystery of his morning hygienics.The Trimming of Goosie|James Hopper