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[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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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


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


(hī-jĕnĭks, -jēnĭks)
  1. hygiene
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