hygienics

[ hahy-jee-en-iks, hahy-jen-, -jee-niks ]
/ ˌhaɪ dʒiˈɛn ɪks, haɪˈdʒɛn-, -ˈdʒi nɪks /

noun (used with a singular verb)


Nearby words

  1. hygiea,
  2. hygieia,
  3. hygieist,
  4. hygiene,
  5. hygienic,
  6. hygienist,
  7. hyginus,
  8. hygric,
  9. hygristor,
  10. hygro-

Origin of hygienics

First recorded in 1850–55; hygiene + -ics

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British Dictionary definitions for hygienics

hygienics

/ (haɪˈdʒiːnɪks) /

noun

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

hygienics

[ hī-jĕnĭks, -jēnĭks ]

n.

hygiene

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