[ hahy-jee-nist, -jen-ist, hahy-jee-nist ]
/ haɪˈdʒi nɪst, -ˈdʒɛn ɪst, ˈhaɪ dʒi nɪst /


Also hy·ge·ist, hy·gie·ist [hahy-jee-ist] /ˈhaɪ dʒi ɪst/.

Origin of hygienist

First recorded in 1835–45; hygiene + -ist
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Examples from the Web for hygienist

  • But Aunt Plessington had made him a Haigite, which is one of the fiercer kinds of hygienist, just in the nick of time.

    Marriage|H. G. Wells
  • Each, however, is better than steak smothered in onions or potatoes fried in lard; any hygienist will tell you that.

British Dictionary definitions for hygienist


hygeist or hygieist (ˈhaɪdʒiːɪst)

/ (ˈhaɪdʒiːnɪst) /


a person skilled in the practice of hygieneSee also dental hygienist
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